Georgia eyes JuCo Big Man

Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College's Aaron Pettway is a hot commodity for college programs right now.

After 4 years in the military, Aaron Pettway (6'9, 235) is physically developed to the point where he can make an immediate impact for someone in the paint, which considering how few those guys have become these days, would explain why the recruiting battle for the big man is getting so heated.

"Aaron's physical qualities are what is being sought after," Hutchinson head coach Chad Wintz said when talking about the big man's size, speed, and athleticism. Pettway is averaging under 8 points per game, but is solid on the glass, and gets plenty of blocked shots on the defensive end.

The Mobile, Ala. native is being sought after by a wide array of programs, and he will almost assuredly be logging major minutes in a major D1 frontcourt next season.

"There's a bunch of them," said Wintz when asked who all is seeking Pettway's services, not wanting to name specifics over fear of leaving out one of the many suitors.

Wintz also said Pettway will wait until after his season ends sometime in March to take his visits and make a decision.

One other positive for Pettway, along with a large frame and good athleticism, is that the NCAA's new more stringent academic requirements for junior college transfers shouldn't be much of an obstacle.

"I don't think it will affect him in anyway," Wintz said. "Aaron is a quality student."

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