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Former South Florida Guard Roddy Peters Transferring To Nicholls State

Newly hired Nicholls State head coach Richie Riley is making an instant impact on the recruiting trail.

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Former Maryland and South Florida guard Roddy Peters is transferring to Nicholls State, according to multiple reports that surfaced over the weekend.

As a high school prospect, Peters was rated as a 4-star recruit and received plenty of attention before ultimately committing to the Maryland Terrapins. As a freshman for the Terps, he averaged 15 minutes and 4.1 points per game in 32 games during the 2013-14 season.

Despite a respectable freshman campaign, Peters decided to transfer to South Florida and (after sitting out the 2014-15 season) played in just 10 games last season for the Bulls where he averaged 9.8 PPG before injuring his left foot in December and missed the remainder of the season. Peters was then dismissed from the South Florida program in March "for repeated violations of school policy" and now appears to have landed at Nicholls State.

Peters will have to work his way into a crowded back court at Nicholls who have just signed four other additional guards, but none with the pedigree or promise of Peters. He showed flashes of  that promise at South Florida before his injury including a season high 17 points vs Savannah State.

On paper, landing Peters appears to be a big score for newly hired head coach Richie Riley. The 33 year-old former Clemson assistant has taken on the arduous task of making the Colonels relevant in the Southland Conference. Riley takes over a Nicholls State squad that was 11-23 last season and hasn’t won their conference or made an appearance in the NCAA tournament since 1998.