By Evan Grice
It didn’t take long for Cameron Peters to help make an impact this season for the No. 5 Piedmont Wildcats basketball team.
It took an even shorter amount of time for Peters’ talent to be noticed off the court.
Just four days after helping lead his team to an opening night victory over Deer Creek on the road, Cameron Peters was one of five players selected for the Class 5A Preseason All-State Team, which was announced by The Daily Oklahoman.
“Cameron has improved a ton over last season,” Piedmont coach Ryan Wagner said about his senior standout. “He’s one of the players that could be up for a lot of awards this season, but for him and the rest of this team to claim them, we have to be successful. Cameron is always working to help us be successful.”
Peters scored 15 points against the Antlers, but it was Peters’ size was a smothering presence on the defensive side of the ball for the Wildcats.
Last season, Peters averaged 18 points and eight rebounds a game despite being out for four games through a foot injury.
The slight road block didn’t stop other coaches from taking notice of how good Peters was, as he claimed Suburban Conference Player of the Year.
“Coming into this season, Cameron has taken his work ethic to a completely different level,” Wagner said. “He’s also expanded his game, which is only going to make not only himself better, but this team better as well as the season goes along.”