Hailing from Houston, Texas, Jeremy Peck has decided to head up to Philadelphia for college and play at Drexel University. On Tuesday, the senior at St. Thomas Catholic High School in Houston announced his commitment on Twitter, making him the second recruit for the Dragons’ recruiting class of 2016. Following his announcement, an outpouring amount of support and congratulations were sent to Peck.
As it goes for on-court play, his off-ball speed and agility are incredible for a 6’8” player, especially on the fast break. Plus, with an often overlooked three point shot in his arsenal and soft hands around the rim, he can stretch the floor offensively and create opportunities for other players. In his junior year, Peck led his team to its first Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) tournament win in three years, being named team co-MVP with fellow senior Colin Jones. Peck was not only recognized by his team, but also across the state, as he was nominated for first team TAPPS All-State. Fourth year St. Thomas head coach John Kwok told the St. Thomas athletics website, “[he] is determined to advance his game. He’s more fluid and instinctive,”
When Peck arrives at Drexel, he will be a part of a deep frontcourt, joining upperclassmen Rodney Williams, Mohamed Bah, and sophomore Tyshawn Miles. Therefore, being a starter right off the bat is not likely, but with Peck’s skillset, it is very likely he will become a focal point in the offense as early as his sophomore year.
After being recruited by the likes of Tulsa, Loyola-Maryland, Tulane, Air Force, and Boston University, Peck made his decision to attend Drexel based on the school’s size, location, and educational reputation, according to CityofBasketballLove.com. Peck set goals for himself following his junior season that included working on ball handling, defensive readiness, and getting stronger in his core through weight room sessions and looks to develop in those areas before he starts at Drexel next year and prove why the trip up was worth it.
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