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Bobby Pettiford Jr.

Position Guard
Height 6'1"
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Durham, N.C.
High School South Granville HS
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Entered the transfer portal following the 2022-23 season … Played in 46 games in his two seasons at Kansas, including 32 in 2022-23 … A combo guard who played in just 14 games, due to injury, his freshman season in KU’s 2022 NCAA National Title run … A solid defender and explosive on offense … South Granville HS (N.C.) all-time leader in points, assists and steals.

Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2023]

2022-23 (SOPHMORE)
Played in 32 games, including 16 Big 12 league contests … Averaged 2.2 points per game and 1.6 assists per game on 12.0 minutes per contest … Finished with 71 points, 43 assists, and 38 rebounds on the year … In the first game of the season versus Omaha (11/7) he logged a couple steals and assists along with a season high 13 points … Finished with a season high eight assists the very next game against North Dakota State (11/10) … Finished the season going 53% from the field, 30% from three and 75% from the free throw line.

2021-22 (FRESHMAN)
Averaged 8.0 minutes and 1.4 points in 14 games played in 2021-22 … Six of his contests were in Big 12 play … Had season-ending surgery Feb. 24 … Had two games with three or more assists … Logged five minutes at Iowa State (2/1) and 10 minutes vs Kentucky (1/29) … Played a season-high 20 minutes vs. Stony Brook (11/18) with four points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal … Scored five points with two rebounds and two assists vs. Michigan State (11/9) … Recorded back to back three assist games vs. Tarleton State (11/12) and vs. Stony Brook (11/18).

In 2020-21, helped South Granville High School to a 12-4 record, averaging 19.8 points, 6.4 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game under coach Jake Wohlfeil … Earned N.C. Basketball Coaches Association All-State honors … Was also named to the North Carolina roster for the 2021 Carolinas Classic All-Star Game. Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Carolina Classic All-Star Game was cancelled … South Granville’s all-time leader in scoring with 1,944 career points, assists (615) and steals (288) … In 2019-20, set the school season records in points (677), assists (230) and steals (95) … While at South Granville, was part of two conference championships, two conference tournament titles, two conference player of the year awards and a school-record 79 wins … As a junior, earned all-state honors where he averaged 21.8 points, 7.4 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.9 steals in helping South Granville to a 30-1 record and the NCHSSAA Class 2A state semifinals … As a sophomore, averaged 19.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals … Per 247Sports.com, was the No. 5 overall player in North Carolina and the No. 14 point guard nationally following his senior season.

Born in Durham, N.C. … Parents are Wanda and Bobby Pettiford Sr. … Has an older brother, Eric Rankin … Enjoys shopping for new clothes and shoes and playing video games … Major in Liberal Arts and Sciences.