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Jets MBB's Peterson to play for Alaska-Anchorage

Jets MBB's Peterson to play for Alaska-Anchorage

ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball coach Rusty Osborne announced Wednesday that California Juco standout Drew Peterson has joined the Seawolves’ program for the 2015-16 campaign.

A 6-4, 200-pound guard/forward, Peterson was a two-time Pacific Coast Athletic Conference First Team selection and double-digit career scorer at San Diego Miramar College. As a sophomore in 2014-15, he averaged 12.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists for the Jets, netting a career-high of 32 points in a victory over Riverside.

Peterson also showed proficiency from the free throw line at Miramar – where he was selected his school’s 2014-15 Most Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year – shooting 86 percent from his career and twice posting 12-of-12 efforts.

“We are fortunate to add a player of Drew’s ability at this late date,” Osborne said. “He has good size and strength, and he turned down scholarships at our level in order to join our program. As a first-team all-conference player, he is not your typical ‘walk-on,’ but someone we feel will challenge for playing time over the next couple seasons.”

Story and photo courtesy of Alaska-Anchorage Sports Information

Consistent with the mission of San Diego Miramar College, Miramar Jets Intercollegiate Athletics will strive for academic and athletic excellence by offering model programs that fit the needs, interests, and abilities of our male and female student-athletes. In this context, excellence is focused on the physical, emotional, and intellectual well being to develop meaningful standards of character, respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership, and sportsmanship within the educational and social environment, through highly qualified educators, coaches, and state-of-the-art facilities.