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Brent Petway

Brent Petway
No. 16 –
Position Power forward
League Greek League
Greek Cup
Euroleague
Personal information
Born (1985-05-12) May 12, 1985 (age 29)
Warner Robins, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Griffin (Griffin, Georgia)
College Michigan (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2009 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2009 Ilysiakos (Greece)
2010 JA Vichy (France)
2010–2011 Harlem Globetrotters
2011–2013 Rethymno Aegean (Greece)
2013–present Olympiacos (Greece)
Career highlights and awards

Brenton "Brent" LaJames Petway (born (1985-05-12)May 12, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for Olympiacos of the Greek League. Because of his leaping and dunking ability, he has been given the nickname "Air Georgia". This is similar to Vince Carter, who was nicknamed Air Canada, while playing for the Toronto Raptors.

Petway won the inaugural NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest, at D-League Dream Factory Friday Night, on February 15, during the 2008 NBA All-Star Game Weekend. Petway defeated his Idaho Stampede teammate, Mike Taylor, in the finals, with an alley-oop, through-the-legs dunk. In October 2010, he became a member of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, under the name Thunder Petway.[1]

Amateur career

Petway attended and played high school basketball at Griffin High School for two years, where he won a state championship. He also played at Eagle's Landing High School for one year, and at Union Grove High School for one year. Petway played college basketball at the University of Michigan with the Michigan Wolverines, from 2003 to 2007.

With Michigan, he won the NIT Tournament championship in 2004. Petway averaged 5.8 points per game during his career at Michigan.[2]

Professional career

Petway participated in training camp with the NBA team the Portland Trail Blazers in the fall of 2007. Petway played in the NBA D-League during the 2007–08 season with the Idaho Stampede, a development team for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Seattle SuperSonics. He played with the 2008 Memphis Grizzlies Summer League team, and then returned to the Stampede for the 2008–09 season.

He played on the Toronto Raptors Summer League team in 2009. He then moved to the Greek League club Ilysiakos.[3] He joined the French League club JA Vichy in 2010.[4] He then moved to the Greek League club Rethymno Aegean.[5]

He joined the Greek Euroleague team Olympiacos, in June of 2013.[6]

Awards and accomplishments

College career

Pro career

References

External links

  • NBA.com Profile
  • Euroleague.net Profile
  • FIBA.com Profile
  • Eurobasket.com Profile
  • Greek Basket League Profile
  • French League Profile (French)
  • Draftexpress.com Profile
  • ESPN.com College Stats

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