By Nat Newell
March 31, 2009
"I was looking for a major Division 1 [program] but I believe this is the best thing," said Peck, who had offers from six mid-major programs. "Looking at the academic side of things, it's the Ivy League. From the athletic standpoint, I'll get an opportunity to play right away and they've played in the NCAA Tournament the last two years so I'll receive that exposure."
Peck, who plans to major in Business Administration, averaged 14.4 points and 11.1 rebounds for a 20-3 Cathedral team but will have to play on the perimeter at the Division I level. He expected to get an opportunity to showcase those skills for his summer team but injuries forced him inside then, too. Penn State was recruiting him but dropped out and an offer from Indiana or Purdue never materialized.