PLAYER: QUADIR PETTAWAY

Class: 2021

HT: 5'9, 135 pounds

High School: Hampton Roads Academy, Hampton VA

High School Coach Evaluation: Quadir is an extremely talented 8th grader! He has extreme confidence and a poise about himself that you don't see very often at this age. He has a high basketball IQ and is very coachable. His shooting ability is probably his biggest skill right now but he has all the tools. The poise he's shown playing with varsity competition has been very impressive. I can't wait to see his development over the next 5 years! – Coach Chris Furhmann, Head Coach Hampton Roads Academy.

AAU Team: New World Basketball

 

Boo Williams WAWG Coach Stefan Welsh says: First of all Quadir is the true definition of a student-athlete, I don't think he's ever even gotten a B in his life! He has always played up an age group in AAU and has a maturity about his game so to see him playing varsity as an 8th grader and contributing is not a surprise and quite frankly something I expected. He is very crafty with the ball and can get where he wants to on the floor with the dribble. He can knock down jump shots and score at the rim. He is very good at setting teammates up for easy buckets and is an intelligent player. Quadir is a willing defender who takes it personal when scored on, he just loves to compete! The sky is the limit for Quadir and I think he has a big time future! He will certainly have his choice of high major offers. – BWSL WAWG Coach Stefan Welsh

(Stefan Welsh is the head coach of Boo Williams WAWG. He is a former Arkansas and NBA D-League star who played in 6 countries during his pro career)

Coach Frank says: Quadir plays with great poise and confidence despite being a rising 8th grader competing on the varsity level and has a strong grasp of the fundamentals that contributes to his productivity. He has very good ball handling skills, quick and tight change of direction dribble moves and the ability to get into the lane against most defenders. Quadir can score at all levels but is most effective shooting the mid range jumper or hitting the catch and shoot jumper, has excellent shot mechanics and hits a high percentage of his shot attempts! He is comfortable and productive at either guard position and shows strong leadership skills and willingness to take the big shot in crucial situations. He has excellent vision and passing skills, has the ability to play at varying speeds and put defenders on their heels. Quadir has sound defensive footwork and excellent lateral quickness. Has the ability to contain the dribbler and prevent dribble penetration. Quadir is an exciting prospect and is among the top players in the 2021 class in Virginia.