Junior College: A one-year starter and letterman at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Helped the Seahawks to a 23-8 overall record and a No. 7 final ranking in the NJCAA Top 25 poll in 2007-08... The team won the Southern Conference Tournament champions and ranked first in the state in field goal percentage and fourth in scoring (83.1 ppg.)... Averaged 16 points per game... Named first team All-Southern Conference as a freshman...
Coached by Bob Starkman.
High School: A four-year letterman at Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Helped the Railsplitters to three New York City League Championships (2005-2006-2007) as well as the State Championship in 2007... Averaged 17.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.1 assists as a senior... Was named the most valuable player of the 2007 New York State Tournament... Selected to the New York State Sportswriters Association All-State team as a senior... Also named first team all-city... Played in the 2007 Jordan Brand Regional All-Star Game... Played alongside Lance Stephenson in high school... Coached at Lincoln by Dwayne Morton.
Personal: Devon Gerrell Peterson was born July 31, 1988 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Mother is Kelly Peterson... Originally committed to Hofstra out of high school, but did not qualify... Received scholarship offers from a number of schools out of junior college, including Duquesne, Hofstra, Iowa, Seton Hall and St. John's... Major is social science.