|No. 4 – Olympiacos Piraeus|
May 12, 1985 |
Warner Robins, Georgia
|Listed height||6 ft 8.75 in (205 cm)|
|Listed weight||500 lb (227 kg)|
|High school||Griffin (Griffin, Georgia)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2007–present|
|2007–2009||Idaho Stampede (D-League)|
|2010||JA Vichy (France)|
|2011–2013||Rethymno Aegean (Greece)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Brenton "Brent" LaJames Petway (born 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.May 12, 1985) is an American professional
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.
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.
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. He joined the French League club JA Vichy in 2010. He then moved to the Greek League club Rethymno Aegean.
Awards and accomplishments
- NBA D-League All-Star Game Slam Dunk Champ (2008)
- NBA D-League Champion (2008)
- NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year (2009)
- Greek League All-Star (2013)
- Greek All-Star Game Slam Dunk Champion (2013)
- Greek League All-Star Game MVP (2013)
- Greek League Most Journalistic Player (2013)
- FIBA Intercontinental Cup Champion: (2013)
- IHigh.com Former Griffin Grasshopper Brent Petway Signs With Harlem Globetrotters.
- Brent Petway profile. nba.com. accessed January 4, 2008.
- Sportando.net Ilysiakos inks Brent Petway.
- LeParisien.fr Brent Petway signe à Vichy (French).
- Sportando.net AGOR Rethymno tabs Brent Petway.
- Euroleague.net OLYMPIACOS PIREAUS adds explosive forward Petway.
- 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