Four Remain On Pettis' List

Earl Pettis is a player to keep an eye on over the next several months

Earl Pettis, the 6-5 195-pound guard out of St. John Neumann High School in Philadelphia, is being sought after by four college teams but doesn't figure to make a commitment anytime soon.

Temple, LaSalle, George Washington, and Miami are the finalists, according to Pettis, who said he would not make a decision until late January. Pettis has used only one of his three recruiting trips so far and that was to Temple. Pettis said scheduling visits is tough because each team, including his, is deep into their seasons right now, but he did enjoy his trip to Temple.

"I liked it," Pettis said of his trip to Temple. "I'm looking for playing time, location, and the environment."

While that may sound like Temple should be a front-runner because of it's location in Pettis' hometown of Philadelphia, Pettis is not adverse to spending his collegiate career in the Miami sun either.

Pettis likes each school because of their quick, aggressive style of play. According to Pettis, each school on his list use four guards on the court at a time and the versatility coaches praise Pettis for would work well in that sort of system.

Pettis can play point guard, shooting guard, and small forward and is unselfish with the basketball almost to a fault. Pettis figures to split time between point guard and shooting guard for whatever college team he decides to play for next season.

His game is not complete yet. "I need to work on my help defense," he said.

Pettis is leading his high school squad through an undefeated season scoring 15 points and adding four assists in their most recent victory over St. Patrick's on December 17.


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