Miller fills 2 administrative positions on staff

Miller fills 2 administrative positions on staff

Published Aug. 24, 2012 12:52 p.m. ET

Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller announced the promotion of Danny Peters and the addition of JayDee Luster to his administrative staff on Friday.

Peters will serve as the program's assistant director of basketball operations, while Luster will occupy the graduate manager's position.

Peters will oversee Arizona's video scouting efforts and be responsible for the organization, breakdown, scouting and presentation of game film. He also will handle player edits for individual players' use and create recruiting videos as well as recruiting game tape for coaches' evaluation.

"I am extremely excited to continue working under Coach Miller and with the Arizona basketball program in this new role,” said Peters.  “I’m looking forward to our bright future at Arizona and continuing to add to our outstanding tradition."

Administratively, he will supervise the academic progress of each student-athlete within the program. Peters also will serve as co-director of the Sean Miller Basketball Camps and coordinate outreach with former UA players.

Peters, 26, originally joined the UA basketball staff in August 2010 as the graduate manager. He previously played four seasons (2006-10) at Ohio State, making 35 career appearances. He filled a vacancy left by Jeff Feld, who took a front-office position with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

Luster, 23, will aid the coaching staff in player and team workouts in addition to various operational and video responsibilities while he pursues a postgraduate degree.

A three-year starter as a point guard for the University of Wyoming, Luster was the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the year, a member of the league’s all-defensive team and an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2011-12.  He guided the Cowboys to a 21-12 record last season and a berth in the College Basketball Invitational.

Over his three seasons in Laramie (2008-12), Luster averaged 5.6 points,
2.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in 90 appearances. He capped his
career ranked eighth on UW’s all-time assist list with 344 and ranked
14th with 81 starts. He also played one season (2007-08) at New Mexico State.

"I am honored to be a part of a program with such a great tradition and to be working with a great coaching staff," said Luster.

Originally from San Diego, Calif., Luster earned degrees in social science and criminal justice from Wyoming in 2012.