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Canadian Big Man signs with Tide

October 9, 2018

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — Canadian big man Richard Peters has signed with Saint John.

The 6-foot-10 Toronto native attended Cal State Fullerton in college and most recently, played in Spain where he averaged 10.4 ppg and 6.4 rebounds per game for Aquimisa Carbajosa.

“Richard had a great season in Spain last year and has worked hard to improve himself since his time in college, and we are glad to add his size, rebounding and paint presence to the roster,” head coach Nelson Terroba said. “He is a great teammate and is hungry to continue his growth as a pro.”

Peters is excited to play in the Port City for the Riptide.

“I decided to sign with Saint John because it was an ideal fit at this stage of my career development as a professional basketball player. Some of the key factors include the calibre of coaching, culture, atmosphere and location,” Peters said.

Peters has been working hard all summer and has made conditioning a focal point in addition to skill work.

“I have been working for the past weeks on maintaining and enhancing my conditioning and will be continuing to do so. Building up my game and ensuring I don’t plateau will be critical. I intend to be game-ready,” Peters said.

Peters is excited to get his first experience in the NBL as a proud Canadian.

“I had an opportunity to return to Europe but I am Canadian. I played for Team Canada as a youth in FIBA international and it feels good to be back again as a professional player. I’ve never been to New Brunswick heard great things about New Brunswick seafood, sights and people,” Peters said. “In addition I’ll be working with a great team and in a league that is on a growth and development path with high calibre players and good competition. I wish to thank the Saint John Riptide Management team for offering me this opportunity and I look forward with pride and excitement to wearing that uniform on game day,” Peters said.

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