Posted On: 05/8/19 5:00 PM
Quadir Pettaway had some nice moments during UAA III in New Jersey for a shorthanded 17U District WAWG squad last weekend. The 16-year old lead guard from the Miller School averaged 12.8 points per game while shooting 40 percent from three and 48 percent from the field. One thing that stood out about Pettaway throughout his performances was how he constantly communicated with and encouraged his teammates.
“I kind of run the show here. I try to be the best leader I can. Be the best version of myself,” Pettaway explained after recording 20 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal in team’s 6-point win over a tough G3 Grind team. “Get my guys in the right spot. And just make sure we’re playing hard every possession.”
Pettaway understands that being a leader is critical to his role as a point guard. He mentioned that it starts with him every possession, and when his team gets hit in the mouth he needs to be the one that gets them going again.
“I need to work on controlling my emotions and being able to control the game a little bit better,” said Pettaway of his current focus areas for improvement. “I also need to keep knocking down shots and make my opponent uncomfortable on the defensive end.”
Hampton, James Madison, and Old Dominion are the three schools that Pettaway currently holds offers from. Others have inquired, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see his recruitment expand soon. Despite the fact that he’s already on the radar of division one programs, Pettaway feels he’s underrated.
“I’m putting on for the family. That’s what I grind everyday for.”
Quadir Pettaway is currently ranked by Prep Hoops as a top-15 prospect in his class. To view the full ranking of Virginia’s 2021 class, click here.