Taylor Petersen of Anaheim, Calif., was announced on Monday as the 10th signee of the 2018 recruiting class by head coach Jack Defreitas.
Mens Basketball

Saints add transfer in Taylor Petersen

Moberly, Mo.

Central Christian College of the Bible head men's basketball coach Jack Defreitas on Monday announced the signing of Taylor Petersen for the 2018-19 season. Petersen is the 10th member of the Saints' 2018 class.

Petersen, a 5-10 combo guard, is a transfer from Grace University in Omaha, Neb., which closed its doors in May. Petersen played two seasons at the junior college level and then played his junior season at Shepherd University in Los Angeles, Calif. He will be a senior during the 2018-19 season.

During the 2016-17 season at Shepherd, Petersen averaged 10 points, six assists and two steals per game. He sat out the 2017-18 season at Grace when the school announced its closing prior to the start of the season.

"Taylor is an all-around solid player with a great work ethic," Defreitas said. "He adds physical strength on the perimeter, is a good on-ball defender, and can really shoot from the outside. We've got a good nucleus returning, but he also adds more veteran leadership having played three years of college basketball."

Petersen plans to pursue an Associate of Professional Studies degree while also earning a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from CCCB's partner institution, Hope International University.

Petersen joins Luis Garza of Mission, Texas, Cruz Mendoza of Alton, Texas, Trey Black of Choctaw, Okla., Ian Denton of Cairo, Mo., Keshawn White of Slater, Mo., Anthony Moreno of Donna, Texas, Caleif Gregg of Independence, Mo., Caleb Kendrick of Jacksonville, Ark., and Emanuel Harris of Cape Girardeau, Mo., as members of the Saints' 2018 recruiting class.