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Reports: Valparaiso Senior Alec Peters Is Out For The Season

The Crusaders' star senior is reportedly out for the season.

Alec Peters' career at Valparaiso is reportedly over.

The Crusaders' senior, who's been one of college basketball's best players over the course of his four-year career, is dealing with a stress reaction that has yet to heal.

ESPN college basketball insider Jeff Goodman confirmed the news. "Valparaiso star forward Alec Peters' career is over, source told ESPN. Has a stress reaction and will not play rest of season -- even if Crusaders get to NCAA tourney," he wrote. Peters was averaging 23 points, 10 rebounds and two assists a game this season for Valparaiso, which is 24-7 and tied atop the Horizon League at 14-4. The loss of Peters is a significant blow to the Crusaders' NCAA Tournament chances - it's tough to imagine them winning the Horizon League Tournament without their best player. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward ends his career at Valparaiso as one of the best players in the history of the Horizon League. He was the Horizon League's player of the year this season and a three-time first-team all-league player.

Peters is an NBA prospect and is expected to go in the late first or early second round of this June's NBA Draft.