BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – John Petty

Class of 2017 guard John Petty of Ala., proved to be one of the top guards nationally this year. His #BCSReport Player Card is here. Photo cred - Jon Lopez/Nike

Class of 2017 guard John Petty of Ala., proved to be one of the top guards nationally this year. His #BCSReport Player Card is here. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike


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2015 NIKE EYBL. Headshots.

John Petty (Huntsville, Ala.), J.O. Johnson / Alabama Challenge – 2017
Height: 6’5″

Position: Guard
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: May 29, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Boys EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, GA)

Petty is elite in his ability to create shots especially off of the bounce. He’s averaging 16.7 points, 4.2 rebounds per EYBL game. Petty is also dropping 2.8 assists. His shooting percentages are noteworthy: 88 (FT), 49 (3FGP) & 58 (FG).

Date: December 4, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Marshall Co. Hoop Fest (Benton, Ky.)

Petty handled the ball a lot as a lead guard this weekend. He directed traffic and set us his teammates consistently. His body control, footwork and release on his jumper are very polished. He scored 17 points on 6/13 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Petty is a swingman who was versatile here. He didn’t showcase the consistent scoring ability that we’ve seen previously at Nike Elite 100 and EYBL stops. Petty’s size and skill have helped him emerge as a premier guard in the class.

Date: May 25, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Petty is the focal point of the Alabama Challenge’s offense. They move him off double screens and try to get him shots consistently. Averaging 14.6 points per game, he is a consistent scorer. However, his percentages of 39% FG, 60% FT and 29% 3PT are not ideal.

Date: May 24, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Petty Jr. showed that he can score the ball off of the bounce. He’s a good athlete with a smoothness to his game already that makes him of the better off guard prospects in the class nationally.

Date: December 22, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Steel City Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.)

Petty got out to a quick start tonight. He caught an alley-oop off the tip and then followed that up with an array plays and finishes in the first half. He scored at all three levels which included a tough pull back crossover from 3pt range. He was a willing passer as he showed confidence in his teammates as well. The second half did not goes nearly as well. Faith Academy seemed to gain the physical advantage in this game and won a come from behind win in the championship game. Petty finished with 14 points and 5 rebounds.

Date: October 11, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: John Lucas Invitational  (Louisville, Ky.)

Petty is a smooth athlete at the wing position. The right-handed shooter hit the 15 footer off of the bounce here. If he will add that consistently to the slashing ability that I saw in St. Louis, the sky is the limit for him.

Date: July 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)

Petty is a prospect of many tools. He showed a solid release at the arc while also being able to attack the rim off of momentum. The lengthy wing player is also good in transition as he was able to attack the basket in traffic and hit floaters above bigger defenders.

Date: June 14, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Petty showed himself as a slasher off the bounce here. He’s got good size on the wing and can play either wing position in that regard. Based on this viewing, I would consider him more of a third ball handler at an NCAA Tournament caliber school at this point.

Highlights of Petty complements of Courtside Films

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2 Brandon Clay is the owner of the Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. In addition to serving as OTRHoopsReport.com Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB