A short bio of Peter:
I was born and raised in a town called Vaerloese, which is around 15 minutes outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. I went to two different colleges, first a Division-I college, Liberty University, located in Virginia. Second, I went to a Division-II college, Metro State University of Denver, located in Colorado.
I play the combo guard position (a combination of point guard and shooting guard). Today, I play professional basketball in my home country of Denmark. On the side, I’m studying for my Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Lund University in Sweden (Yes, I play basketball in Denmark and study + live in Sweden).
Please provide a few details about how the recruiting process was for you. What services/platforms/camps did you use to get noticed? Did they work? Did you like them?
The recruiting process was hectic. I was fortunate to be recruited by many high major and mid-major Division 1 schools, and I, therefore, had the privilege to choose which school I wanted to attend. The process started with my high school coach, who helped me get in contact with some schools. During the summer of 2013, I then decided to attend Global Squad, which turned out to be a big success for me. After I attended the Global Squad Summer Academy, I received full scholarship offers from more than 15 different Division 1 schools. Therefore, it’s safe to say that Global Squad gave me the exposure I needed.
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice about your journey of playing college basketball, what would it be?
Looking back, I wished I had enjoyed the journey more than I did. College basketball is fantastic, but it is also mentally challenging when you are thousands of miles away from your family. I often found myself struggling with enjoying the moment during my college time. So, I would tell my younger self to enjoy the moment more instead of worrying about the future.
What was one thing you enjoyed about playing college basketball? One thing you would’ve improved?
One thing I enjoyed about playing college basketball was how you, as a student-athlete, represented the school. When you are a student-athlete, many people around the school look up to you and support you. It was special to me that I had an impact on how the school was represented, and I took pride in that.
Describe a typical college day (during the basketball season).
A typical day in college was to wake up at 4.30 am, go to practice which started at 6.00 am, practice from 6.00 am-8.30 am, have classes from 9.00 am-4.00 pm, then go home and relax, eat dinner with my teammates and then either study at night or hang out with friends.
Check out Peter’s Global Squad highlight video when he attended our Summer Academy here!