Peters Claims Player of the Week Honor
Monday, November 24, 2014
Peters Claims Player of the Week Honor
Alec Peters earned Player of the Week honors.

Valparaiso sophomore forward Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named Horizon League Player of the Week, both by the league office and by College Sports Madness, after leading the Crusaders to a 3-0 mark last week.

Peters started the week with a 14-point effort in just 17 minutes of playing time as the Crusaders rolled to a 91-55 win over IU South Bend.  The sophomore then served as a zone-buster in Valpo’s 59-46 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday at the Central Michigan Tournament, going 8-of-19 from inside the 3-point line as he consistently found the soft spots in the Lions’ defense in a 19-point, seven-rebound game.

Peters saved his best for last, however, as Sunday morning against Maine, he poured in a career-best 31 points in just 21 minutes of play in the 93-70 victory.  Peters scored 22 of his points in the first half, helping stake Valpo to a 25-point halftime advantage, and ended the game 9-of-13 from the floor (4-of-6 from 3-point range) and a career-best 9-of-10 from the free throw line.  Peters became just the third Crusader in the last two decades with three or more 30-point games in his career, joining Bryce Drew and Brandon Wood.

For the week, Peters averaged 21.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while shooting 69.7% (23-of-33) from the field, 50% (7-of-14) from the 3-point line and 84.6% (11-of-13) from the foul line.  Peters and the rest of the Crusaders return to action this weekend at the Challenge in Music City.