Five-Star Plus+ SG Darryn Peterson schedules official visit to Kentucky

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton02/23/24


Darryn Peterson, one of the top prospects in the 2025 class, has scheduled his first official visit to Kentucky for March 6th.

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is ranked as the No. 1 player in his position and No. 3 overall nationally, according to the On3 Industry Rankings.

The junior out of Huntington Prep (OH) announced his top 8 schools in January — ArkansasBaylorIndianaKansasKentuckyMichiganNorth Carolinaand Ohio StateHe has also said he will remain open to the professional route.

Peterson told On3 previously that he plans to take five official visits. With Kentucky being the first, he also aims to see Ohio State, North Carolina, Kansas, and Arkansas. Note: Peterson said he planned to visit Ohio State prior to the firing of Chris Holtmann.

On3’s Jamie Shaw recently spoke to Peterson who discussed those five future visits in depth. You can read that conversation here.

Peterson is an adidas sponsored athlete

It should also be noted that Peterson signed an NIL deal with adidas in November, becoming the first high school athlete to do so. It’s currently unclear whether or not he will play for an adidas-sponsored program in college.

However, at the end of the day, it’s hard not to look at the logo on the jersey. A couple of programs on Peterson’s top 8 list are adidas schools, including Indiana and Kansas. The six remaining schools are either Nike (Arkansas, Baylor, Kentucky, Ohio State) or Jordan Brand (Michigan, North Carolina).

Kansas is presently the projected favorite in this recruitment, according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM). The Jayhawks currently have a 89.8% chance of landing Peterson. 

Wherever he goes to college, the program is getting an elite-level prospect who will make an immediate impact. 

Scouting Report

“Darryn Peterson has a basketball player’s frame; long arms with broad shoulders. He is a smooth player with the ball in his hands. Comfortable handling in the half and the full court. Peterson can get downhill and touch the paint where he is a crafty finisher at the rim. He also has the explosion to dunk, in traffic. The jump shot needs to continue to develop as he is currently a streaky shooter from beyond the arc. Peterson creates offense for himself, already at a high rate. There is more growth and upside to go as he tracks as one of the nation’s top prospects in his class.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw

Peterson’s NIL Valuation worth $250K+

Peterson currently holds a $270,000 On3 NIL Valuation, which ranks 23rd in high school basketball.

The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets the standard market NIL value for high school and college athletes. A proprietary algorithm, the On3 NIL Valuation calculates an athlete’s NIL value using dynamic data points targeting three primary categories: performance, influence and exposure.

About On3 NIL Valuation, Brand Value, Roster Value

While the algorithm includes deal data, it does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals athletes have completed to date, nor does it set an athlete’s NIL valuation for their entire career.