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College / May 18, 2010 / 4:07 pm

Providence leading scorer Jamine Peterson going pro, but not to the NBA

Weeks past the deadline for early entries into the 2010 NBA Draft, Providence sophomore forward Jamine Peterson is going pro.

“After speaking to my family and my coaches, I came to this conclusion,” Peterson, a 6-6 Brooklyn native, told me on the phone just a few minutes ago.

After putting up 19.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game this season, “Greedy” was considering leaving early for the NBA, but initially decided to stay in school. So for him to change his mind today is curious to say the least, especially with reports coming out of Providence that Peterson was dismissed from the Friars program for undisclosed reasons. By leaving school now, Peterson would have to play overseas or in the D-League before becoming eligible for the 2011 NBA Draft. Read More »

College / Feb 23, 2010 / 2:00 pm

Providence human highlight reel Jamine Peterson

Jamine Peterson

Every college basketball season there’s That Guy. The one who pulls off a hellacious dunk that makes the rounds on highlight shows and YouTube, but more often than not, it’s the last time you ever hear from him.

Jamine Peterson was in danger of becoming That Guy. In a Feb. 2 game at Syracuse, the Providence sophomore pulled off one of the dunks of the year, going off-glass to himself for a two-hand hammer in traffic. That night, my Dad delivered the “Did you see that?” phone call, telling me “some kid from Villanova, I think” had a Tracy McGrady-style cram. Never mind the name — he couldn’t even remember the school. Read More »