#5 Terran Petteway
Position: Forward
Other Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 209
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Galveston, Texas
High School: Ball
Other College: Texas Tech
Experience: Redshirt
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Honors and Awards

  • 2013-14 First-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches and Media)
  • 2013-14 First-Team All-District (NABC and USBWA)
  • 2013-14 Big Ten Scoring Champion (18.1 ppg)
  • Ranked Sixth in Big Ten in FT Pct. in 2013-14 (.819)
  • 2013-14 Co-Captain
  • Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 17, 2014)
  • 2012-13 Lifter of the Year

2013-14 (Sophomore)
Terrran Petteway put together one of the best seasons a Husker basketball newcomer has ever enjoyed in the Nebraska program. The 6-foot-6 sophomore was a unanimous All-Big Ten selection, as he averaged a conference-best 18.1 points per game along with 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, as he was second on the team in assists and rebounding.  Petteway, who was NU’s first unanimous first-team all-conference pick since 1999, became the first Husker to lead the conference in scoring in over 60 years and was a first-team all-district pick by the NABC (coaches) and U.S. Basketball Writers Association (writers). He also finished sixth in free throw percentage, while his 167 made free throws ranked second in school history and was the most since Jake Moore’s school mark of 184 in 1979-80

Petteway was a consistent scorer for the Big Red, reaching double figures 30 times in 32 games, including a pair of 30-point outings. He had a career-high 35 point game – the most by a Husker since 2008 – against Minnesota on Jan. 26, and had 30 points against UMass on Nov. 21. He had many of his best games against NU’s toughest opponents, averaging 20.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 12 games against top-50 RPI teams. 

In Big Ten action, he averaged 18.6 points and 5.1 points per game, becoming the first Husker since former Big Eight Player of the Year Andre Smith in 1980-81 to be a scoring leader in conference play. Petteway opened conference play with his first career double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds in a loss to Iowa on Dec. 31. His best game came against Minnesota, when he scored a career-high 35 points on 10-of-15 shooting and six rebounds. Petteway hit four 3-pointers in the win and went 11-of-14 from the foul line. That win sparked Nebraska’s surge, as the Huskers won 10 of their final 12 conference games. He garnered Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honors by scoring 23 points in a win at No. 9 Michigan State. He had 16 points in the second half, as Nebraska posted its first road win over a top-10 team since 1997. Petteway had consecutive 20-point outings in February, scoring 26 points, including 14-of-19 from the line against Penn State on Feb. 20, and 29 points against Purdue on Feb. 23. He closed conference action with one of his best efforts to key a win over ninth-ranked Wisconsin. Petteway had 26 points, including 11-of-14 from the foul line, and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season as the Huskers clinched fourth place in the Big Ten. He continued his scoring in the postseason with 20 points and five rebounds against Ohio State in the Big Ten quarterfinals while leading NU with 18 points in the NCAA second-round loss to Baylor on March 21.

During non-conference action, Petteway had five 20-point performances, including 30 points and three steals against UMass. In Nebraska’s three Charleston Classic games, he averaged 22.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, as he had 20 points against UAB and 15 points and seven rebounds against Georgia. He closed non-conference action with a flourish, scoring 20 or more points in three of NU’s final four games, including a game-high 27 points against the Citadel and 22 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, at Cincinnati. 

2012-13 (Redshirt)
Petteway sat out the 2012-13 season after transferring from Texas Tech University.

Before Nebraska
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 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.


Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2011-12*  28-11  368  13.1  32  87  .368  12  40  .300  12  26  .462  13  44  57  2.0  45  20  35  88  3.1 
2013-14   32-32  1014  31.7  182  427  .426  48  147  .327  167  204  .819  29  126  155  4.8  102  52  88  24  29  579  18.1 
TOTAL  32-32  1014  31.7  182  427  .426  48  147  .327  167  204  .819  29  126  155  4.8  102  52  88  24  29  579  18.1 
TOTAL  60-43  1382  23.0  214  514  .416  60  187  .321  179  230  .778  42  170  212  3.5  147  72  123  24  35  667  11.1 

* Statistics from Texas Tech