Three high school seniors, including Mitchell’s Jori Peters, have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball at Chadron State College beginning in the fall of 2018.
The other two signees that coach Janet Raymer has landed are from western Colorado. They are Angelique Gall, a 5-10 forward from Fruita Monument High, and Tatum Peterson, a 6-1 center from Glenwood Springs.
Peters is a three-sport athlete at Mitchell. She earned first-team all-conference in volleyball for the third time this fall and has received the honor in basketball the past two years. She also has placed in both the 400 and 800 meters at the Nebraska State Track Meet each of the past three years, including first in the Class C 800 in 2016.
Last winter, Peters, who is 5-4, shot 49.8 percent from the field, including 35.5 percent from 3-point range and averaged 13.7 points and 4.3 assists while helping the Tigers’ basketball team to a 23-2 record. She was selected the Scottsbluff Star-Herald’s outstanding female athlete in the region for 2016-17. She is also a straight A student.
Both of Peters’ parents, Heath and Michelle, are Chadron State graduates. He is the Mitchell High principal and she is Tigers’ volleyball and track and field coach.
Raymer said she spotted Gall and Peterson while watching the Western Slope Premier all-star basketball team they played on in tournaments last summer. They will give the Eagles’ some additional size and also are skilled players, the coach said.
Gall has averaged in double figures in scoring and earned first-team all-conference each of the past two seasons, when Fruita Monument had a combined 42-8 record.
Peterson averaged 13.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots and was first-team all-conference last season for Glenwood Springs.