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Men's Basketball - Fri, Mar. 17, 2017

MARION, Ind. -- Senior guard Bob Peters hit the 2,000 point career milestone in the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Semifinals vs. Union (Ky.) on March 13, 2017.

Peters is just the sixth player for the Indiana Wesleyan men’s basketball team to reach the standard. Peters joins classmate Lane Mahurin in the exclusive club who joined it earlier this season.

The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio native broke the 2,000 point barrier with 4:35 remaining in the semifinal game. Peters needed 11 points prior to tipoff and finished with 15 points. He is in sixth place on the all-time scoring list.

“What an accomplishment for a kid with very little recruitment coming out of high school,” said IWU head coach Greg Tonagel. “How many of those 2,000 points of Bob’s were big shots? He certainly earned those buckets.”

Perry Frank is first with 2,452 points and Durand Walker is next with 2,409. Mahurin ranks third at 2,288 points, Jordan Weider is fourth with 2,224 points, and Aaron Brothers has 2,013 points for fifth. Peters finishes his career at 2,004 points.

Peters concluded his senior season with 16.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. He shot 46-percent from the field and 41-percent from beyond the arc. Peters tallied 280 career 3-pointers and was just six shy of the program record of 286 set by Jon Moon (2005-09).

Indiana Wesleyan finished the 2016-17 season with a 29-8 record and advanced to the NAIA National Semifinals for the third time in the past four seasons. 

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