One of two transfers added to the Nebraska roster this season, Terran Petteway (pronounced tur-RAHN PET-eh-way) will sit out this season because of NCAA rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2013-14 season. He joins the Husker program after spending his first season at Texas Tech University.
Petteway appeared in 28 games for the Red Raiders in 2011-12, making 11 starts, including 10 in conference play. Petteway had a season-high 13 points against DePaul and grabbed 10 rebounds in a loss to Texas.
Petteway provides good size and athleticism on the wing and is very good in the open floor and will use this year to round out his game, especially on the defensive end, and work on his shooting touch.
Petteway sat out the 2012-13 season after transferring from Texas Tech. He will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2013-14.
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, earning 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, he 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.