Honors and Awards
Terran Petteway (pronounced tur-RAHN PET-eh-way) is one of two Division I transfers who sat out last season and will have three years in the Husker program.
Petteway, who started 11 games at Texas Tech in 2011-12, worked hard in his first season at Nebraska, earning the team's Lifter of the Year, as he has added nearly 15 pounds since arriving on campus. His combination of athleticism and toughness gives Miles options, as Petteway could defend both on the perimeter or in the post and should be an important part of the Huskers attack. More importantly, he has emerged as one of the Huskers' leaders during the offseason, which is vital for a roster which has only one scholarship senior.
Petteway sat out the 2012-13 season after transferring from Texas Tech University.
Petteway played in 27 games at Texas Tech as a true freshman in 2011-12, making 11 starts for the Red Raiders and averaging 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. He had a season-high 13 points in 15 minutes of action against DePaul in the Old Spice Classic and also had nine-point contests against Indiana State and Cal State Bakersfield. He grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in an overtime loss to NCAA qualifier Texas, one of three games with at least five caroms. In all, 10 of his 11 starts came in Big 12 action.
Petteway enjoyed a decorated career at Galveston Ball High School for Coach Jerald Temple, He earned all-state recognition on two occasions and was ranked as one of the top-10 prospects in the state, according to TexasHoops.com. He was a two-time District MVP and District Offensive MVP, averaging 27 points, nine rebounds and 3.5 assists per game as a senior helping the Tornados to a 34-4 record, a regional finals appearance and a fourth straight district crown. As a junior, Petteway averaged 19.1 points per game in helping Ball High School to a 21-6 mark to earn District 24-5A Offensive Player-of-the-Year honors. He was recruited by Auburn, Colorado, Clemson, SMU, UTEP and Colorado State before selecting Texas Tech. In addition, he also ran track and was a regional finalist in the 4x400 relay.
Terran is the son of Terry and Joetta Petteway and was born on Oct. 8, 1992, in Galveston, Texas. He is the third brother in his family to play basketball in college, as his oldest brother Terrell played at Lamar from 1999 to 2004 before playing professionally in England, and Tavoir played two seasons in junior college. Terran majors in ethnic studies at Nebraska.