John Petty Has Quiet Summer League Debut
Former Crimson Tide basketball star John Petty made his summer league debut for the New Orleans Pelicans in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Petty had a rough night in his summer league opener as he finished with just six points, three rebounds and one steal while shooting 28 percent from the field and 40 percent from three. The Pelicans were routed by the Portland Trail Blazers 85-68.
The Huntsville native spent all four years of eligibility at the Capstone, leading the Crimson Tide to a SEC Championship in 2020 and the program's first Sweet 16 appearance since 2004.
The First Team All-SEC selection is in his second year in the Pelicans organization, and currently plays for the Birmingham Squadron, the New Orleans G-League affiliate.
In his first year with the Squadron, Petty had a subpar season, averaging 8.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists. The undrafted rookie shot 39 percent from the floor and 35 percent from three.
Now in his second year, Alabama's all-time leader in threes is looking to make the roster and compete for a spot in a rotation that features his former teammates, Herb Jones and Kira Lewis.
Petty and the Pelicans are back in action Monday against the Atlanta Hawks in Las Vegas.