Recruiting Spotlight: Jordan Pettway
By: Nate Rubinstein (@Nate_Rubinstein)
The class of 2016 is full of talent, and a 5’9’ point guard from Notre Dame-Fairfield is at the top of the list.
Jordan Pettway boasted 14 points per game and an 82 percent shooting mark from the charity stripe in helping the Lancers to the Class M state final. Although they weren’t’t able to bring home the hardware, Pettway is confident that they will be able to make it back to Mohegan Sun Arena for another run this year.
Pettway has all the right to be confident with the arsenal of players that Coach Vin Laczkoski has surrounded him with. Pettway explained, “We have our other captain Jesse McIntosh, then we have a couple young players that were freshman last year, and we have a couple foreign exchange students that will help us out a lot.”
McIntosh will look to improve on his All-Patriot division honors last year, in which he averaged 12 points per game. The two foreign exchange students that Pettway referred to are 6’3” Giovanni Cagnazzo and 6’6” Tom Gerling. Both Tom and Giovanni will be huge parts of the Lancer offense this season. With his “drive and dish” talents, Pettway will have plenty of players to get involved in the offense.
However, Jordan is looking to improve on more than just his tangible traits. He was named co-captain of the 2015-2016 roster, which he is taking to heart. He said, “Last year I came into my own as a player, so I am working on becoming a leader, being able to score more and work with my teammates. Become more of an overall player.”
The second team Class M CHSCA All-State selection had a solid spring and summer with the Stamford Peace AAU club receiving looks from multiple schools. However, Pettway claimed that a post-graduate year at a prep school is on his mind following his graduation from Notre Dame-Fairfield. The prep schools that have already started to contact to Pettway include Canterbury School (New Milford, CT) and Putnam Science Academy (Putnam, CT).
When asked what he is looking for in a school Pettway said, “I’m looking for a system that I can play in. Maybe a three-man system that uses a lot of pick and rolls because I like playing off of them.”
Look for Pettway to make some noise in the CIAC, and gain more attention from prep schools and colleges across the New England territory.