13-Year NBA Vet Peeler Rejoins VUU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
13-Year NBA Vet Peeler Rejoins Panther Coaching Staff
Former Los Angeles Laker Anthony Peeler has returned to Virginia Union University to become Assistant Coach for the Men's Basketball team.
Peeler served with current head coach Luqman Jaaber as an assistant coach for the Panthers during the 2008-09 season.
Peeler was a standout high school player at Paseo High School Kansas City, Missouri and was named to the McDonald's All-American team his senior year.
Peeler chose the University of Missouri and went on to be one of the school's all-time greats.
Anthony Peeler averaged 16.8 points per game for his Tiger career and left as Missouri's all-time third leading scorer, with 1,970 points. He is also the school career record holder for both steals and assists. During his career, Peeler was named first-team All-Big Eight, and in 1992 was named the conference AP Player of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year and a consensus second team All-American.
In 2006, Peeler was named to the Missouri's 30-member All-Century team, in honor of the school's 100th year of competition.
After his college eligibility was up, Peeler was drafted 15th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1992 NBA Draft.
Peeler also played for the Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota
Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings and the Washington Wizards averaging
9.7 points per game throughout his NBA career.
While with Sacramento during the2003-04 season, he led the league in three-point field goal accuracy with 48.2 percent.