Steve Peterson Honored by NABC
Columbus – Steve Peterson was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Southeast District First Team announced by the organization. Players are voted upon by members of the NABC.
Peterson was a big part of Columbus State making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2006. He led the team in scoring this season netting 14.9 points per contest which included a team high 72 made three-pointers.
In the Peach Belt Conference Tournament, Peterson elevated his game to another level as he averaged 19 points a game. The senior led the Cougars to the championship game by hitting a game-tying three-pointer to send the game into double-overtime and eventually hit the game-winning shot in the second extra period to lift CSU to a 75-74 victory over USC Aiken. He was named to the All-Tournament team for his efforts.
The Columbus native is just one of two players in the PBC to average at least 12 points and five rebounds a game as well as having at least 50 assists and steals this season. For the year, he grabbed 5.5 rebounds a contest and tallied 56 assists and 52 steals.
His best game in a Cougar uniform came this season when he scored a career high 27 points and pulled down 11 rebounds versus West Alabama on December 10, 2011.
Peterson is now eligible to for the NABC Coaches' Division II All-America Team.