Breaking: Jamine Peterson Will Turn Pro, Dismissed From Team
by Franklyn Calle
Providence’s Jamine Peterson has informed SLAM that he will not return to Providence for his junior year and instead follow Brandon Jenning’s footsteps and play professional basketball overseas. The 6-6 forward led the Friars in scoring this year as a sophomore, averaging 19.6 points and 10.2 rebounds. “I sat down with my family and my coach and we thought it was best thing to do,” said the New York City native. “I spoke with some of Brandon Jennings’s people. I consulted with them and they told me it’s not going to be easy. I like the way it worked out for Jennings. I feel like I can go out there and contribute in rebounding and attacking the rim.”
After his season finished, he began to hear from scouts and decided to look into where he could make his next step forward. He holds offers from teams in France, Italy, Greece and Spain. He made it clear to us that he plans to test the NBA Draft waters next year.
UPDATE: After we got word from Jamine, Providence released a statement from Coach Keno Davis that Peterson “has been dismissed from the men’s basketball team for a violation of team rules.” Projo.com has more on the news and the impact on the PC program here. So maybe he had no choice.