Posted On: 10/12/18 2:00 PM

Edgewater posted a 24-6 record last season, falling in the Class 8A region final to Winter Haven. 

2020 forward Navuan Peterson came off the bench for the Eagles a year ago but this time around he should have a much bigger role.

He recapped his sophomore campaign.

“My sophomore year wasn’t what I thought it would be with Edgewater. It was mainly a learning experience since I didn’t really play that much in games,” Peterson told Prep Hoops. “I was able to receive some advice from the upperclassmen that really helped me to get better.”

The 6’5″, 182-pounder says he saw improvements this summer since he was in the gym day and night working out and improving on his finish around the rim and simplifying the game.

“I’m very excited for my junior year because I made myself personal goals that I will accomplish by any means,” he said. “Also, I’m excited knowing that I am ready to lead my team to a state championship and bettering myself and all my teammates.”

This summer, Peterson spent his time with the GPI All-Stars where he says he matured and grew as a player.”

Being with them, I was able to go through intense workouts and practices that helped me shoot better, dribble better, making my teammates better and gaining a great work ethic,” he said.

No offers or interest have come yet for the junior forward.

Peterson called his biggest strengths his ability to slash to the basket, finish around the rim and passing. He wants to improve his dribble pull-up jumper and his aggressiveness as an attacker.

With an increase in minutes and opportunity on the wing expect Peterson to score in key situations alongside 2019 guard Trevon Cason and 2020 guard Michael Eads, the leaders of this new-look Eagles squad. This is a really good chance for Peterson to make his name known.