Report: Maryland transfer Roddy Peters headed to USF

Report: Maryland transfer Roddy Peters headed to USF
May 21, 2014, 3:45 pm
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(Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports)

Maryland guard Roddy Peters has committed to play for head coach Orlando Antigua at South Florida, Jon Rothstein of is reporting.

Peters was part of an initial wave of three players who transferred out of the Maryland program following the 2013-14 season. He joined Shaquille Cleare, Nick Faust, and later Seth Allen as the four total who defected from the program.

Cleare has committed to Texas. Allen is headed to Virginia Tech. Faust originally committed to Oregon State, but has since reopened his recruitment in the wake of the firing of head coach Craig Robinson.

As for Peters, he now walks into a program headed by Antigua that has been effectively luring talent from the transfer market. They've also added Marshall guard Kareem Canty, a skilled player who hails from New York City.

Antigua came to South Florida after being an assistant under John Calipari at both Kentucky and Memphis. He is also the head coach of the Dominican men's national basketball team. 

Though Peters struggled as a defender and in half-court sets with Maryland, he showed he can be an asset in the transition game by using his length and court vision.

He will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out a year in compliance with NCAA rules.

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