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Terran Petteway
Ht/Wt: 6' 6" / 210 lbs
Position: SG
Team: Nebraska
Class: Junior

2015 Draft Profile - Terran Petteway

Petteway is a skilled wing player with a scorer's mentality that can beat teams in many ways. From a physical standpoint, Petteway has good size at 6-foot-6 to go along with a long wingspan of 6-foot-11. He's a versatile and aggressive scorer who can knock down shots from three as well as finish at the rim. Not only can he score on catch-and-shoot opportunities, but Petteway can also put the ball on the floor and create a shot of his own.

Petteway worked well off pick-and-roll situations creating for teammates or turning the corner and finishing himself. He has good body control and can push the ball well in transition. Petteway finished third in scoring in the Big Ten Conference this past season averaging 18.2 PPG.

He brings in a great level of energy and competitiveness day in and day out that can go a long way at the next level. Petteway is always looking to make a play when the ball is in his hands. He's constantly engaged on offense with an unbelievable motor, although at times it may cause him to try to do too much.

Petteway's long wingspan and high motor allows him to be a solid perimeter defender. Adding that with his size gives him the ability to defend multiple positions. Also for being a guard, Petteway rebounds the ball very well. What many scouts may overlook about Petteway is that he has a high level of maturity on the basketball court. He's a great teammate and always keeps a positive attitude even when he struggles.

Although Petteway was a scoring machine the past two years at Nebraska, he has struggled with efficiency throughout his time there. This past season he shot under 40 percent from the field and 31 from three, both numbers that need to improve if he wants to succeed at the next level.

Along with efficiency struggles, Petteway can at times play out of control trying to do too much instead of giving up the ball. The two tie-in together because if Petteway wouldn't force shots up so much, his shooting percentage wouldn't be under 40 percent. And although he is very aggressive on the offensive end, it leads Petteway to take bad shots, more notably long pull-up jumpers inside the arc.

Turnovers were also an issue for Petteway during his time at Nebraska. This past season alone he averaged 3.4 turnovers per game, a number that is significantly high for a non-point guard who doesn't set up the offense every time down the floor. And besides having size and length on the perimeter, he doesn't have outstanding athleticism to go along with it.

He also lacks the speed and quickness to guard two-guards at the next level, as he had a tendency of getting lost defensively off-the-ball. Petteway may want to gain some muscle to be able to play small forward as well in the NBA, which would help him get minutes accordingly.

Lastly, for being aggressive and shooting at a high rate, Petteway must improve from the free throw line. His percentage dropped last season to 71 percent after shooting 81.9 percent in 2013-2014.

PPG: 18.2 RPG: 4.9 APG: 2.8 SPG: 1.1 BPG: 0.9 FG%: 39.6 FT%: 71.1 3PT%: 31.3

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