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Suns select Alec Peters with 54th pick

Phoenix caps off their draft by taking sharpshooting big man Alec Peters at No. 54.

NCAA Basketball: Valparaiso at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns finished off their draft by adding another upperclassman, this time Valparaiso’s Alec Peters, with the No. 54 pick. Peters will address outside shooting for Phoenix, who is starved of lights out perimeter scorers.

Peters, who was the top option for Valpo offensively, shot a career 41% from the three-point line. Especially in pick-and-pop situations, the Suns’ second-round selection was deadly, also shooting at a 40% clip. During the pre-draft workout process, Peters was unable to participate due to a foot injury he suffered during the year. Suns general manager Ryan McDonough told local media after their selections Thursday that they will most likely hold him out of summer league in July, but will be fully ready to go for training camp.

McDonough also mentioned that Peters was rated much higher than No. 54, his injury causing his slip on draft night. Draft Express had him ranked as an early second rounder.

What are your thoughts on the Suns’ selections of Josh Jackson, Davon Reed, and Peters? Personally, I think Phoenix is one of, if not the best young core in the Western Conference after adding Jackson to the fold.

There will be a press conference featuring McDonough, Jackson, and head coach Earl Watson tomorrow afternoon. Bright Side of the Sun will be there bringing you all the latest.

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