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Darryn Peterson, No. 3 in the 2025 On3 150, talks UNC, Michigan State, and Ohio State

On3 imageby:Jamie Shaw07/18/23


Darryn Peterson jumped to No. 3 in the recent 2025 On3 150 update. The 6-foot-4 guard had a big summer playing with his Phenom United team on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit. The Cuyahoga Falls (OH) Cuyahoga Valley Christian guard also averaged 15.4 points at the NBPA Top 100 Camp and 16.8 points on 67 percent shooting from the field for USA Basketball in the FIBA Americas 16U Championships.

“USA Basketball and the camps were big for me,” Peterson told On3. “Being around the best players and the best coaches, I got better every day. Being able to put my game in there with all those good players, playing off the ball and on the ball, was beneficial. I think I learned about myself that I can compete at the highest level and that my game translates. My dad used to always as me, ‘Who is going to be the All-American of the All-Americans?’ I think I did my job well over there.”

On3 caught up with five-star Darryn Peterson after a recent live viewing to dive into his recruitment.

Peterson talks schools

“I don’t have any visits set yet,” Peterson said. “My dad is talking with some, I know, but we haven’t set anything yet. Now they have been in contact with me, there are a lot of schools talking with us.”

A quick look down the baseline during Peterson’s recent game during the Adidas 3SSB Championships had UNC head coach Hubert Davis and coaches from Ohio State and Michigan State at his game.

North Carolina: “Coach (Hubert) Davis has been to a few of my games. The fact he comes to watch me where there are all kinds of other good players means a lot. That’s big that he’s picking my game to come to watch. We’re supposed to get on the phone soon.

“They’re guard dominant. They give their guards freedom and let them get off and play how they want to play. That is big for me.”

Ohio State: “My relationship with them is great. They’re big on the hometown hero talk. They text me and let me know what they see from me in the games, what I need to work on, and how I did.”

Michigan State: “My relationship with them is good. They text often, ask me about my games, and they give me their thoughts. They want to see me keep improving. Coach (Tom) Izzo speaks for himself, he holds his players accountable.”

In his words

“I’ll probably start looking at my recruiting during my junior year,” Peterson said. “I want to play for a coach that is going to hold me accountable. Sam Mitchell played in the league, coached in the league, he’s my AAU coach, and he’s holding me accountable, getting us ready for the next level. I want that from every coach I play for.

“Winning is big to me, too, I want to win. Also, I want to play for a coach who has the same vision for me, the same goal, of getting to the NBA. I don’t mind playing on the ball or off the ball at the next level, I just want to keep getting better and win.”