Brothers are a fairly uncommon occurrence in the high school basketball scene. Sure, the Langleys (KJ, Kam, Kobe, Keyshaun), Simpkins (Tajuan and Takai), and Daniels (Chase and Carson) are some examples from recent years, but these are mainly twin pairings. Even more seldom do we see brothers with a multi-year age gap get to play together, yet the Peterkins are doing exactly that at Mount Tabor. Seeing the duo from last season to now, it’s clear that both guys have taken massive steps within their respective progression. That being said, they are both noted football talents who could further their playing career in either sport at the next level. Let’s see what makes these two so successful and entertaining…

The more offensive firepower has become valued, the less we see rugged, high-motor defenders with a desire to wreak havoc. However, JP Peterkin (2023) is going against the grain. Although 5-foot-10, he is a game-changing defender with the blend of instincts, quickness, physicality, and toughness to cause a ton of problems for opponents. JP possesses a scrappy nature, nonstop motor, and willingness to make hustle plays at a constant rate. His ability to eliminate operating space, mirror his assignment, and suffocate opponents without fouling allows him to force turnovers at an insane rate. It’s rare that a player brings electricity with their defensive presence, but he truly does. Moreover, JP has shown a lot of improvement as an all-around offensive threat. He can reliably initiate the offense, attack the basket, and hit jumpers at a respectable clip. JP is an excellent athlete with feel and the ability to play bigger than his size, specifically as a defender and rebounder. He’s simply the type of guy coaches would prefer to go with than against. 

Meanwhile, Snook (2025) has blossomed into somewhat of a multi-sport star for Mount Tabor. He’s already collected a variety of Division I offers for football, but he also possesses an impressive identity on the hardwood. His foundation was already predicated on being a long, bouncy athlete who can get to the rim and finish whenever he wants. Since then, Snook has taken a leap as a creator, playmaker, and shot-maker from all levels. He still gets downhill with ease, finishes above the rim or with either hand, and displays a crafty array of layups. Snook mixes it up regularly and understands how to take what the defense is giving him. He’s a capable three-point shooter with a quality pull-up jumper and terrific ability in the open floor. Snook is also a reliable defender with toughness, anticipation, and a physical mentality. He also rebounds the ball well for his size/position. Expect these two to continue setting the tone on a nightly basis for the Spartans.