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Posted On: 08/8/18 12:31 AM
Herriman High School has a lot of promise this season. One of the biggest splashes came in the changing of coaches from one Utah legend to another as Coach Scott Briggs moved over from West Jordan to Herriman. Briggs was the long time coach at West Jordan and has had plenty of experience with winning big games.
In addition to having a new coach with a solid track record, Herriman also has some prospects who will turn heads this upcoming season. One of those prospects is 6’6 PF/C Kase Peterson. Peterson, who plays with Exum Elite, will be relied upon heavily to play a big role for the team in order for them to take meaningful steps forward.
Herriman should have high expectations with Peterson and other talented prospects. They will be in a tough region. However, they will have a lot of success this season.
At this point, Peterson does not have any offers and has only received interest from Salt Lake Community College. However, that should not be the case for long.
In addition to being a solid next level prospect, he estimated that his GPA is at about a 3.95 GPA. Finding 6’6 prospects with grades at that level can be next to impossible at times. His work in the classroom has opened up doors to play at an array of levels.
Further, he expressed interest in a school that has a high quality psychology and sociology program. In fact, he noted that his top priority is getting a good education. In addition to school, he noted that he wants a school that is competitive.
Peterson’s stock has the potential to sky rocket this season for an array of reasons. First, he experienced competition at one of the highest levels that there is in the adidas Gauntlet. Thus, he should be more prepared to play at the high school level. Further, he will be relied upon heavily which will give him the opportunity to make an impact.
As of now, Peterson is a quality prospect at the mid to high NCAA Division-II or NAIA level. He has good strength and decent size. However, at 6’6, he needs to transition to being more of a wing or guard in order to make himself as versatile of a prospect as possible.
Positionless basketball and versatility are the key buzz words of the next level. Anything Peterson can do to impact that will aid him in improving his stock.
With that said, he is a quality prospect due to his motor and strength. He rebounds the basketball well on both sides of the floor. Further, he is working to become more of a forward. He is a good defender and plays hard.
Peterson is a prospect who could be a diamond in the rough. He has a high ceiling and a lot of potential.