John Petty

John Petty enjoyed his official visit to Alabama last week and could take his next official to Kentucky.

"[Head coach Avery Johnson] just basically laid it all out on the line," Petty, the reigning Alabama Mr. Basketball who will play his senior season at Mae Jemison High School, told AL.com. "He said what he was expecting to overcome as a program. He told me how he's going to build it.

"It sounded very, very good."

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- John Petty said he wasn't looking at the coaches on the sidelines when he took off for a 360, two-handed dunk in the quarterfinals of the Peach Jam.

"It's just a little energy booster for the game," the 6-foot-7 Petty out of Huntsville (AL) Johnson said after leading Team Penny into the semifinals with a 74-63 win over the NY Rens that was played before a packed crowd including Kentucky head coach John Calipari and two assistants and Alabama head coach Avery Johnson.

"I still don't really pay attention to the coaches on the side, I just go out and play the game," he added after going for 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. "That was just a time when we was going on a run so I did something to hype the crowd up and get my team energized and push the lead...That's my style, I love showboating and doing the flashy dunks."

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