Hopkins combo guard D.J. Peterson has had an outstanding summer for the Howard Pulley 16's group. The 6-foot-4, 190 pound Peterson has played his way into a pair of offers already and high major interest is increasing because of his versatile play out of the backcourt.
Peterson is amongst the better prospects in Minnesota's 2010 class and he came into this AAU season as prepared any athlete. Competing at Hopkins High School the junior guard has practiced against some of the top seniors in the state along with some of the better young players in Minnesota.
As a sophomore last year at Hopkins Peterson scored five points a contest in a stacked Royals line-up of division one talent. He put up a season high of 11 points against Minneapolis Patrick Henry and followed that two games later with ten points against Montevideo.
Where D.J. has made a name for himself at the national level is playing with the Pulley 16s under coach Jared Nuness, a Hopkins alum. "DJ has been offered by Baylor and Wisconsin-Green Bay," Jared explained. "He has strong interest from Northern Iowa, Santa Clara, Eastern Kentucky, Iowa, and Minnesota. The U has contacted him and has had some interest while Santa Clara has strong interest and D.J. has been out to their camp.
"Jared is a two guard with very good skill. He can play the one and two as he is very versatile. D.J. can finish around the basket with both hands, he is a very good passer, and a very solid all around player. D.J. is for sure one of the better players in this state's class. Overall he has had a very good summer."