Ben Howland updates Lamar Peters' status for the 2019 NBA Draft
According to his head coach, Lamar Peters time in Starkville has come to an end.
Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland met with the media on Monday and revealed his junior guard will not be returning to Starkville for his senior season. Peters has appeared in 68 games for the Bulldogs over the last two seasons and 98 total in his three years in Starkville.
“Lamar has signed with an agent and is in Chicago working out, getting ready for some workouts which he has lined up,” Howland shared on Monday. “He has, I think, three or four lined up already. He will not be returning, he will be staying in and trying to pursue his career as a pro.”
Peters averaged 11.9 points, two rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Bulldogs during his junior season. In his final game as a Bulldog, Peters put up 21 points and added five assists against Liberty in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, those efforts weren’t enough for Mississippi State advance in the tournament as Liberty won the game 80-76.