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Valparaiso’s Alec Peters to miss the rest of the season

2016 NIT Championship

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Tyler Cavanaugh #34 of the George Washington Colonials guards Alec Peters #25 of the Valparaiso Crusaders during their NIT Championship game at Madison Square Garden on March 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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Valparaiso star Alec Peters is done for the year, a source confirmed to NBC Sports.

Peters, who is one of the best players in the mid-major ranks and a legitimate NBA prospect, has missed the last two games as he’s dealt with a stress reaction in his left leg, and that injury will keep him out for the rest of the season.

The Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune was the first to report the news.

Any senior seeing their final season come to an end as a result of an injury is awful, but this injury is particularly cruel given Peters’ story. He graduated from Valpo in three years and, after Bryce Drew left the program to take over at Vanderbilt last spring, he had the opportunity to go literally anywhere in the country to play as a grad transfer.

He opted to remain at Valpo because of his loyalty to his team, to the coaching staff and to his school.

He wanted one final shot at getting his team to the NCAA tournament. He won’t get it.