Brent Petway

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Brent Petway
Brent Petway.JPG
Petway with Olympiacos in October 2013.
No. 4 – Olympiacos Piraeus
Position Power forward
League Greek League
Personal information
Born (1985-05-12) May 12, 1985 (age 30)
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 career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2009 Idaho Stampede
2009 Ilysiakos
2010 JA Vichy
2010–2011 Harlem Globetrotters
2011–2013 Rethymno Aegean
2013–present Olympiacos
Career highlights and awards

Brenton "Brent" LaJames Petway (born 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 2013.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The Euroleague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season, he also played in domestic competition.


2013–14 Olympiacos 25 6 19.0 .514 .438 .667 3.5 .9 .4 1.0 6.2 6.2
2014–15 Olympiacos 24 15 18.2 .421 .329 .783 3.7 1.0 .4 .8 5.5 6.4
Career 49 21 18.6 .468 .380 .727 3.6 .9 .4 .9 5.9 6.3

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

College career[edit]

Pro career[edit]


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