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Posted On: 11/24/18 4:50 PM
Washington’s 2020 class does not have the same depth as 2019 or 2021, but there is still some great talent to keep track of for the next couple years. The one difference about the 2020 class is probably the tall guards/wings that have a true foundation of fundamentals in their skill set. Peter Erickson is the epitome of this, when you talk about a tall guard/wing player whose skill set is fine tuned and fundamentally sound. Peter will very likely be breaking some records at Enumclaw High School when it’s all said and done, but if you know the young man at all, that’s not what he’s about.
Peter Erickson is about as humble and well-mannered of a kid you will ever meet. Unfortunately for his opponents, his humility off the court does not discourage him from using his strong physique to draw contact and finish with force. He is very strong and smart enough to use it as advantage to overpower smaller guards. He gets good elevation on his mid range jumper and he excels on the catch and shoot 3-ball. As a low-risk type player, he does not turn the ball over a whole lot and he’s always aware of score, time and possession. These are the type of things many untrained eyes may miss about Peter’s game, but high basketball IQ should be appreciated! At 6’6, a strong physique and the ability to shoot the ball, college coaches have been paying attention for some time now and he gained new interest playing with Washington Supreme’s 16U team. Despite some college attention, the 2020 sharpshooter has not lost focused of improving his game. Peter mentioned to Prep Hoops that he has been working on his overall aggressiveness and ability to create his own shot at a higher rate. Don’t be surprised to see Peter make a run at League MVP and contend for an All-State team position before the end of his high school career.
Multiple Division 1 schools have already offered the junior, but he is still taking his time with his recruitment for now. It remains to be seen whether Peter will go high major or mid major, but he strikes me as the type of kid who will go where he feels most comfortable and fits in. Pepperdine, WSU, Portland, Seattle U, Oregon State, Eastern Washington, BYU and Iowa, among others, have all made contact. The 2020 prospect has only made two unofficial visits to Eastern Washington and Seattle U, with no visits currently scheduled. He plans to take his visits sometime next year when he feels the time is right.
12/14 vs nationally ranked Federal Way will be the most anticipated game of the early season!