Player: Bobby Pettiford
In his first season as a Jayhawk, Pettiford was able to walk away a champion while averaging 1.4ppg in 14 games. As a sophomore, he played in 32 games and averaged 12 minutes per game. In those minutes, he averaged 2.2ppg, 1.2rpg, and 1.3apg.
Phenom Hoops Has Said:
“Bobby Pettiford is a star in the making. He averaged 21.8 PPG, collected 6.0 RPG, and dished out 7.4 APG. Pettiford led South Granville to a 30-1 record with their lone loss coming to the hands of NCHSAA 2A power Farmville Central. Pettiford has a unique blend of athleticism and an advanced skill set. He can score from all three levels and has the ability to create scoring opportunities for himself or for his teammates. Simply put, Pettiford has the ability to make the difficult move look easy. In addition, Pettiford is extremely efficient going left and finishing at the rim or dropping dimes to open teammates.”
“Pettiford’s ability to get downhill with his athleticism and strength was almost unstoppable. He has low handles and can lull you asleep at times, but shows his burst to get to the rim and finish tough. “
“For starters, he’s an incredible all-around athlete that chooses to play at constant breakneck speeds. Pettiford securing a rebound or even getting an inbounds pass is an instant fast-break opportunity, which cannot be said for a vast majority of point guards across the country. He’s so ridiculously fast in the open floor that opponents can only hope to slow him down because they are certainly not stopping him. Pettiford has excellent vision and pin-point passing instincts from legitimately anywhere on the court, which only makes him tougher to contain. He gets downhill whenever he wants and has the burst to rise up and finish against anyone but also sets up others quite regularly. Pettiford is a reliable defender with mirror-like quickness and positioning, which allows him to force on-ball turnovers at a terrific rate.”