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Arkansas' Jeff Peterson will become hot commodity

Posted on: June 15, 2011 2:51 pm
Edited on: June 15, 2011 3:44 pm
By Jeff Goodman

A year ago, Justin Knox (North Carolina) and John Fields (Tennessee) took advantage of an NCAA rule allowing players who had finished their undergraduate reqirements to transfer to another school and play immediately. This year, Valprasio guard Brandon Wood has jumped to Michigan State, and Vanderbilt’s Andre Walker has become a hot commodity.

Add Jeff Peterson to the list.

Arkansas’ starting point guard has elected to transfer and has received his release from the Razorbacks.

``I just felt it was best to explore a different opportunity,” Peterson told on Wednesday afternoon. ``I love the school and the fans, but I just felt as though it was the best decision for me.”

Last season, Knox and Fields finished their undergraduate requirements and still had a year of eligibility remaining.

That is the case for Peterson, a 3.4 gpa student who will work on his master’s degree at his new school.

Peterson actually began his career at Iowa and averaged 10.6 points and 4.2 assists as a sophomore. He left the Hawkeyes program after two seasons, sat out a year in Fayetteville and then played last season for John Pelphrey.

However, with the coaching change and Mike Anderson taking over for Pelphrey, Peterson felt it was the right move to transfer again.

Peterson said he has yet to set up any visits, but that Florida State has expressed interest. 

``I’d like to go somewhere that I have a chance to get to the NCAA tournament,” he said. ``And also somewhere that I can come right in and play.” 


Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:05 pm

Arkansas' Jeff Peterson will become hot commodity

Couldn't handle the training that Mike Anderson is putting them through.  No more easy practices.  Kid couldn't cut it at Iowa and wasn't good under Pelphrey who never made them work in the off season or do conditioning drills which is what led the Razorbacks to always falling apart the final 10 minutes of games. 

With three guards coming back from last years team and two stud freshman already on campus whipping his rrr's on the court, he did what he should of ran.


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