After a strong year at Notre Dame prep, Jamine Peterson became a player that several programs tried to get in the mix with. On Thursday, the Rivals150 player made his decision and will play for a Big East school.
The athletic 6-foot-6 forward verbally committed to Providence College after visiting the Rhode Island school on Monday. Peterson, who goes by "Greedy", said he found all that he was looking for in the Friars.
"I liked the staff and they seemed to be in line with the way I play my game," Peterson said. "They said I'm a piece of the puzzle they are trying to put together there."
Peterson said he also considered Cincinnati and watched the two play each other recently and tried to envision himself for both clubs.
"I think it came to me last weekend on what I wanted to," Peterson said. "I watched both of them closely and wondered what style fit me the best. I like the way Providence plays and it just seemed to fit."
Location also played a part, Peterson, a New York native, said.
Peterson has been a consistent performer for the loaded Notre Dame Prep team this season and has shined at the top level events for Bill Barton's club. Peterson's strength has been around the basket but he said Providence envisions him as a slasher in Big East play.
"He said I should be able to earn minutes at the three as long as I work hard," Peterson said.
Working hard is something that Peterson won't have a problem with. Blessed with a great motor, Peterson gets the majority of his buckets with a blue collar approach and pure athleticism.
Peterson and Notre Dame Prep will play in a pair of games at the National Prep School Showcase on Friday and Saturday and then off to the Prime Time Shootout on Sunday.