Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Rank: 49
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 54 by the Phoenix Suns
Very good shooter from all over the floor
Decent low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Terrific free throw shooter
Is a threat to score off of screens
Smart player that has a good feel for the game
Good size to play either forward position
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his passing ability
More of an area rebounder
Struggles to guard quicker players
Does not collect many steals or blocks
Only an average athlete at best
Has limited experience against top competition
Has missed considerable time due to a foot injury
Alec Peters is a tall combination forward that has a good set of offensive skills. With his skill set, he could end up being a second round pick in the NBA.
He possesses solid scoring skills. Peters shoots the ball very well, especially off the catch. He makes a lot of outside shots with great efficiency, and his size allows him to shoot over the top of most defenders. Also, he excels at using screens to make jumpers from anywhere on the floor.
Peters has a good feel for the game, and he has shown an improved ability to rebound lately. However, he is only an average athlete, and he may struggle to guard more athletic opponents as a result. He also does not collect many steals or blocks, so he will need to be more of a position defender in games.
Right now, Alec Peters may have the skills to end up being a useful role player in the NBA. While his lack of elite athletic ability or defensive skills may suggest he may not have as high of an upside as the other prospects, Peters may have the smarts and offensive abilities to carve out a long career in the league.
ESPN’s Article on Alec Peters’ Foot Injury
11/17/16 Valparaiso vs. Oregon
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