The 6-foot-9 senior forward, who averaged 23.0 points and 10.1 rebounds while being named the Horizon League Player of the Year, missed the past two games. He won't play even if the Crusaders win the Horizon League tourney and make it to the NCAA tournament.
"His long-term future is too important," one source told ESPN.
Peters is considered a likely second-round NBA draft pick, multiple sources told ESPN.
Valparaiso earned the No. 2 seed in the Horizon League tournament.