COURTESY: Arkansas State
Athens, Greece (5/5/14) – Brandon Peterson, who played men’s basketball for Arkansas State University from 2009-13, recently agreed to terms with AE Nea Kifisia Dimoulas Athensof the Greece A1 league in an announcement made by the Eurobasket Data Center.
Peterson, a 6-9 forward, started the 2013-14 season playing for KFUM Jämtland Basket of Östersund in the Sweden’s Basketligan League. Peterson, who appeared in 39 games this season, paced the team in both scoring (19.1 ppg.) and rebounding (10.8 rpg.). He also averaged 1.1 assists, 0.9 blocked shots, and 0.6 steals an outing while playing an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. Peterson connected on 52.5 percent (306-583) from the floor and went 129-of 202 at the free throw line for 63.9 percent efficiency.
A 2012-13 All-Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Second-Team selection, Peterson averaged 10.5 points (325 pts.) in starting all 31 games as a senior for the 2012-13 campaign. The 2012-13 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 24 Second-Team honoree lead the Red Wolves in rebounding at 9.7 boards per game (301 rebs.) and totaled a squad-high 40 blocked shots.
Peterson concluded his four years (2009-13) at A-State with career numbers of 1,098 points, 886 rebounds, 163 blocked shots, 134 assists, 75 steals, and 3,676 minutes played as a starter in 113 of 127 games played in. He currently ranks third on the Red Wolves’ career leaders list in blocked shots, sixth in rebounds, and 20th in points. Peterson is among 23 A-State players to claim 500 rebounds and is one of 26 individuals in the program’s history to reach the 1,000-points mark. He also holds the distinction of being among 13 individuals at Arkansas State to ever score 1,000 points and pull down 500 rebounds in a career.
The Birmingham, Ala. native helped lead the Red Wolves to two Sun Belt Conference West Division Championships (2010-11 and 2012-13) under head coach John Brady and a 19-12 overall record in the 2012-13 campaign.