John Petty Jr. came to Alabama as the two time Mr. Basketball winner and the top recruit in the state of Alabama according to 247Sports. After three years at the Capstone, Petty Jr. made the choice to enter his name in the NBA Draft. He hasn't hired an agent yet so he still has the option to return to Alabama for his senior season.

Petty hinted to Charity Chambers of FOX Huntsville that he may be leaning to coming back to school for his last season.

"Tuscaloosa felt like a home to me. My time there, it was amazing. Even though, the situation I'm in now, my time might not be up there. I'll probably be up there another year depending on how everything else goes," said Petty.

He told Chambers that his young daughter influenced his decision to put his name into the NBA Draft process and see what grade he received.

Petty averaged 14.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this past year for the Crimson Tide. He was second in the SEC in both 3-point shots made, and 3-point shooting percentage.

The Crimson Tide currently has 12 scholarship players on the roster. Coach Nate Oats has the room to accept one of the three players who have declared for the NBA. Should two players decide to return to Tuscaloosa, Oats will need to convince one of the 12 players on the roster to go into the transfer portal.

You can check out the full conversation between Chambers and Petty Jr. here.

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