2006 Prospect Lists UCONN High On His List

Connecticut is one of a few schools that has the interest of Earl Pettis

Due to its recent run of National Championships, the University of Connecticut has earned and put itself in the position to select and recruit players in the top part of the classes each year. It's no exception for the 2005 class as well as next year's 2006 recruiting campaign.

A player they might look at hails from the city of Philadelphia. Earl Pettis, a 6-foot-5, 201-pound versatile athlete from St. John Neumann High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has high major interest. Pettis, considered to be an impact player in the 2006 class, doesn't have a leader in his recruiting process. But he does have interest in several schools.

Connecticut was one of several schools taking a look at him during the most recent evaluation period. While the National Champs were watching Wayne Ellington and Gerald Henderson, Pettis also played well too.

Besides Connecticut, St. Joe's, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Seton Hall, St. John's, Villanova, and LaSalle have been listed as being schools of serious interest for Pettis. St. Joe's and Virginia Tech are among the first high major schools that have extended scholarship offers to Pettis.

Pettis can play several positions. On the high school level he has played the one, two, three and four spot. On the college level, he could probably receive playing minutes at either the point guard slot, the shooting guard position or the small forward area.

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