Alabama high school product Eric Bledsoe is turning heads with his play for the Kentucky Wildcats. Cut out of the same mold as Bledsoe, 2012 prospect Petey McClain is poised to be the next great point guard to come out of the state of Alabama.
Alabama coaches amongst other coching staffs have watched McClain, who is averaging 17.6 points, 5.6 assists and 3.3 steals per game for Mobile (Ala.) Faith Academy this year.
"South Alabama has been in several times," said Faith Academy head coach John Price about his 6-foot, 175-pound sophomore star. "Alabama has also been in. Auburn has been calling, and Ole Miss is recruiting him hard."
Right now McClain's play in the open court is his calling card.
"Petey has an extra gear," said Price. "He is extremely good in transition. He does a great job of finding people and is a pass fist point guard. Sometimes he is just too unselfish."
Although he is already a quality scorer, McClain can take his game to another level if he improves his shooting according to Coach Price.
"He just needs to continue working on his pull up jumper and to become a more consistent shooter. It will happen because he is the ultimate gym rat. He comes from a great family and is a quiet leader."
Faith Academy also boasts another quality sophomore prospect in Chris Casher. A 6-foot-5 small forward, Casher is averaging 12 points and eight rebounds per game.