Liam Peterson signs with Grande Prairie Regional College

Liam Peterson has signed an agreement on April 12 to play for the Grande Prairie Regional College men's basketball team for the 2020-21 season.

Peterson, a six-foot-two shooting guard, was noticed by GPRC for his shooting and scoring ability, and he's excited about the opportunity to play college basketball. 

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"Basketball is what I love to do, and any chance to keep playing I'll take. I'm excited to play (at GPRC), it will be a good place for me and I'll get lots of opportunity," Peterson said. 

Peterson said he started to seriously think about playing college basketball as he committed more to the game the last few years.

In his Grade 11 season at NPSS, Peterson became a starter, and started to create his own plays. From there, he took over the main scoring role with the team in 2019-20, his Grade 12 season, falling just short of leading his team to provincials. 

"We were a really good team this year. I feel like we were one of the better Grizzlies teams," Peterson said. 

He expects to be used to shoot and spread the floor with Grande Prairie this season, as well as defend a few positions and rebound. 

“Liam is a great shooter, his ability to spread the floor will be a welcome attribute for next year. He can also handle the ball, and defend his position well," said Head Coach Evan Lloyd. "We are excited to welcome him to the team, and are looking forward to adding him to the roster.”

Peterson will be studying business, and will begin the first year of his Bachelor of Commerce degree this fall. 

"I'm excited to see what I can do and how I can contribute to the team. I have five more years to continue to grow and improve as a player in college," Peterson said.

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca

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