Carmel was supposed to be in rebuild mode this past season after a strong senior class led them to the 2019 Class 4A state title.
But led by one of the top sophomores in the state, the Greyhounds finished the season 18-7 and claimed a sectional title before the season abruptly came to an end.
Guard Peter Suder was one of the main links between the state title team and this year’s squad, and he has become a player that is garnering high major college basketball attention.
As a sophomore Suder averaged 11.2 points per contest while shooting 47 percent from the field overall, including 38 percent from behind the arc. The 6-foot-4 Suder made 72 percent of his attempts from the free throw line.
Suder also contributed 6.6 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.9 assists in about 27 minutes per contest.
“Several in-state schools have been in contact about Peter,” Carmel head coach Ryan Osborn told The Daily Hoosier.
According to a source, Indiana is one of those schools, and what is attracting college coaches is more than just an ability to score.
“Peter is a tremendously hard worker, great leader and an exceptional teammate,” Osborn said. “He’s super skilled, makes everyone better and is the ultimate winner.”
Those intangibles were on display when Suder started for Carmel as a freshman on that senior laden squad. He led the Greyhounds in the state championship game with 14 points, and Suder added seven rebounds, three steals and three assists.
When The Daily Hoosier watched Suder at The Forum Tipoff Classic in December, he had one of his better games of the season in front of Indiana head coach Archie Miller. Suder scored 21 points and added 7 rebounds in a blowout win over IU commit Khristian Lander and Evansville Reitz.
Suder has a good looking perimeter shot with a nice high release, and he can score at all three levels. He is a skilled shooting guard/wing that is also competent with the ball in his hands.
Although Carmel plays a more methodical, team oriented, and defense first style, it seems fairly clear that Suder could score at a much higher clip if duty called. His production is likely to steadily trend up as an upperclassman.
Beyond the statistical measures, what stands out the most is Suder’s motor. An aggressive defender, Suder also hunts rebounds, has a nose for the ball, and plays with a gritty, high energy style that no doubt appeals to Milller.
Suder was named to Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass Large School All-State team.
2022 Carmel High School 6’4” Wing Peter Suder (@petersuder1) Leads Carmel to 63 – 37 Win Scoring
21pts, 7 rebs
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