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Class of 2024 point guard Tahaad Pettiford visits Auburn, working on trips to Kentucky, UCLA
By ADAM ZAGORIATahaad Pettiford, the 6-foot Class of 2024 point guard from Hudson (N.J.) Catholic, took an official visit to Auburn this weekend and other than the Tigers football team getting hammered by Penn State, 41-12, the visit went well.
“BP loves Tahaad and the way he plays and thinks he is a great fit,” Travis Pettiford, Tahaad’s father, said of Auburn coach Bruce Pearl.
Pettiford visited Auburn along with five-star McEachern (Ga.) small forward Ace Bailey and four-star big man Peyton Marshall of Kell (Ga.)
Pettiford is also being recruited by New Jersey native and Tigers assistant Ira Bowman.
“That relationship is really good, they keep in contact a lot,” Tahaad Pettiford told 247Sports.com, which ranks him as the No. 24 prospect in his class. “They’re always looking out for me, making sure me and my family are okay. They see how I’m doing in school, seeing if I’m staying in the gym and staying on the right path. It’s a guard school they, let their guards go, they don’t run a lot sets. l get up the floor and go. I like that type of style.”
Pettiford is also working on visits to Kentucky and UCLA, his father said, but nothing is set yet.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.