San Antonio Spurs 2nd Round Draft Prospect: Terran Petteway

By George Middleton

Terran Petteway: 22-years old, Nebraska, Small Forward/Shooting Guard

Draft Express Measurements (Draft Combine): 6″6, 209-pounds, 6″11.25 wingspan

2014-15 Stats: 18.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.9 blocks, 1.1 steals, 40% field goals, 71% free-throws, 31% threes, 35.0 minutes

Quick Season Review: Terran Petteway is a gifted scorer that led the Nebraska Cornhuskers in scoring in his two seasons. The Cornhuskers finished 13-18 in the regular season and failed to make the NCAA Tournament. Petteway filled it up on most nights, but he was inefficient (40%). The junior forward scored in double digits 29 of 31 games. Petteway had 13 games of at least 20 points. In the Big Ten tournament Petteway went for 29 points in a three point loss in the first round. The problem with Petteway is that he relied on his scoring too much at times and didn’t produce much in another areas.

Strengths: Gifted scorer that got his whenever he wanted in college. Solid body for a wing, despite lacking height. Can score around basket and has a midrange game. Improving passer. Mature player and is a good chemistry guy. Can create offense for himself. One of the most skilled players in draft. Good handle for a wing. Extremely long.

Weaknesses: Isn’t a terrific athlete (31-inch vertical). Might struggle to defend at the next level. Efficiency is a big concern, especially for his position. Shot selection must improve. Lacks an inch or two if he wants to play small forward. Tweener?

Where He Would Help Spurs?

NBA ready scorer that is a team guy with intangibles. Petteway has the makings of a future glue guy off a bench for a terrific team, the Spurs seem to be a good place to start his career.

NBA Comparison: Jabari Brown

Terran Petteway and Jabari Brown have similar body types and are similar athletes. Like Brown, Petteway can create his own shot.

Below is a Terran Petteway highlights video uploaded by North Dallas.

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