Lincoln – University of Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles announced Tuesday that Terran Petteway (pronounced tur-RAHN PET-eh-way) has transferred to the University of Nebraska and joined the Husker basketball program. Petteway, who hails from Galveston, Texas, spent the 2011-12 season at Texas Tech University and will have three years of eligibility beginning with the 2013-14 season.
“We are thrilled to add Terran to our program,” Nebraska Coach Tim Miles said. “He can be a very dynamic player for us. Terran is a slashing wing player who is very athletic for his size and very good in transition. He has been well coached throughout his career and his parents are great people. I think he will be a great addition for our program.”
Petteway played in 27 games at Texas Tech as a true freshman, 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.
He 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 HS 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 rack and was a regional finalist in the 4x400 relay.
He is the son of Terry and Joetta Petteway and has two brothers - Terrell and Tavoir, and one sister, Ashley. Terrell played basketball at Lamar and professionally in England, while Tavoir played collegiately in junior college.