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Peete to transfer to New Mexico State University

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A former Kansas State guard has signed a
letter of intent to transfer to New Mexico State University next
fall.

Fred Peete, a sophomore who started all 29 games this season for
the Wildcats, joins former Utah forward Justin Hawkins as the first
two recruits to sign with the Aggies since coach Reggie Theus took
over in March. Both will sit out next season because of NCAA
transfer rules.

Peete first visited NMSU in 2004.

"Things didn't work out that time and I though that [Kansas
State] was the best situation for me at the time," Peete said
Wednesday. "But they [Kansas State] aren't headed in the direction
I want and I really like the things I see with Coach Theus and the
program."

Peete's transfer paperwork has yet to arrive at NMSU. The
university is prohibited from discussing specific prospective
recruits until signed paperwork is in hand.

Of the spring recruiting period, Theus did say: "Things are
going real good right now."

Peete transferred to Kansas State after a year at Northeastern
Oklahoma A&M. He averaged 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and
2.1 assists per game last season.