Another player who should see an uptick in looks from colleges over the next year in the state of Illinois, is underrated 2021 shooting guard Blake Peters of Evanston Township H.S. (IL). Peters played this past AAU circuit with the Fundamental U program and was absolutely killing it for them during the summer tournaments including the NY2LA Sports platforms.

At the next level, with his size Peters likely translates more as a combo guard. As such he seemed to take over the point spot often this past year and played to his strengths still, showing he can direct the floor while still utilizing his scoring ability. The 6’1” guard displayed quick handles, has a great frame and uses his chest and shoulders well to overpower weaker guards across from him, and he is good at seeing the floor to get his teammates involved. That said, he still found plenty of ways to get his looks and was able to do it off the bounce himself as well as running the offense and coming off screens. “I think I've improved most on my off the dribble pull-ups, especially threes,” Peters commented in relation to where his game has grown the most since last year. 

Peters has a high and quick release and thus does not need much room to get a good radar on his shot. When he locks in, he can really put points on the board in a hurry, something he showed off a bunch this past year. Peters will surely look to continue proving that true and then some with a strong junior campaign at ETHS.

When asked what else he would like to showcase going forward, the talented scoring guard stated “Over the next year I'm looking to show off my athleticism and ball handling.”

Peters will do so with a few scholarship offers already in hand from UW-Milwaukee, Illinois-Chicago (UIC), and Dartmouth. He’s also receiving interest currently from Princeton, Miami (OH), Colgate, Brown, Bucknell, Furman, and Belmont. He will be taking an unofficial visit to Miami (OH) this weekend.

This year will be big for Peters as he looks to lead his Evanston Township team to a tournament run and also to continue showing schools how he will be a major asset for their programs at the next level.