APRIL 16TH: The shooting guard is indeed entering this year’s draft, he announced in a statement released through the school.
APRIL 3RD: Petteway took to his private Twitter account to deny that he’s made a decision regarding the draft, notes Brian Rosenthal of the Lincoln Journal Star. He and Miles are scheduled to meet Tuesday, Miles told Rosenthal.
APRIL 2ND: Nebraska junior shooting guard Terran Petteway plans to declare for the 2015 NBA draft, Shams Charania of RealGM.com reports (Twitter link). Petteway plans on making the announcement official after the Final Four of the NCAA tournament, Charania adds. In 91 career NCAA games, Petteway averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 27.1 minutes per contest. His career slash line is .407/.317/.749. Petteway notched a career best 18.2 PPG during the 2014/15 season, though he connected on only 39.6% of his field goal attempts.
The 6’6″ swingman isn’t a sure thing to be selected in June’s draft. Petteway is currently the No. 98 ranked prospect according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com (Insider subscription required), and he doesn’t appear at all amongst the top 100 prospects according to Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress. The 22-year-old is most likely ticketed for the D-League or to play overseas next season, though that is merely my speculation.
Petteway began his college career at Texas Tech, appearing in 28 contests for the Red Raiders, averaging 3.1 points per game. At the completion of his freshman campaign Petteway chose to transfer to Nebraska, citing his relationship with Cornhuskers coach Tim Miles, who had recruited the swingman when he was still playing in high school. The guard was originally recruited to Texas Tech by Pat Knight, who was replaced as coach by Billy Gillispie prior to Petteway’s freshman campaign, which likely contributed to Petteway’s exodus from Lubbock.