Brent Petway

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Brent Petway
Brent Petway.JPG
Petway with Olympiacos, in October 2013.
Free agent
PositionPower forward
Personal information
Born (1985-05-12) May 12, 1985 (age 33)
Warner Robins, Georgia
Listed height6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolGriffin (Griffin, Georgia)
CollegeMichigan (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2009Idaho Stampede
2010JA Vichy
2010–2011Harlem Globetrotters
2011–2013Rethymno Aegean
2015–2016Dinamo Sassari
2016–2017Pınar Karşıyaka
2017Aris Thessaloniki
2018Tuři Svitavy
Career highlights and awards

Brenton LaJames "Brent" Petway (born May 12, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Tuři Svitavy of the NBL. 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]

High school 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.

College career[edit]

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]

In June 2013, he joined the Greek EuroLeague team Olympiacos on a two-year deal.[6]

On July 30, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with Dinamo Sassari.[7]

On August 18, 2016, Petway signed a 1+1 contract with Turkish club Pınar Karşıyaka.[8]

On August 17, 2017, Petway signed with Greek club Aris for the 2017–18 season.[9] In December 2017, he parted ways with Aris.[10] On January 15, 2018, he signed with Tuři Svitavy of Czech Republic.[11]

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, and regional competition if applicable.


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
2015–16 Sassari 7 4 21.0 .667 .214 .667 3.4 .7 .3 .7 4.4 3.0
Career 56 25 18.9 .625 .364 .723 3.6 .9 .4 .9 5.7 6.1

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

College career[edit]

Pro career[edit]


  1. ^ Former Griffin Grasshopper Brent Petway Signs With Harlem Globetrotters. Archived November 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Brent Petway profile. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "Brent Petway all'Ilysiakos". 8 May 2009. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "Brent Petway signe à Vichy". (in French). February 19, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "AGOR Rethymno, arriva Brent Petway" [AGOR Rethymno tabs Brent Petway]. (in Italian). August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  6. ^ OLYMPIACOS PIREAUS adds explosive forward Petway.
  7. ^ "Dinamo Sassari signs highlight reel Petway". July 30, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "Pinar Karsiyaka signs Brent Petway to a 1+1 contract" [Pinar Karsiyaka signs Brent Petway to a 1 + 1 contract] (in Italian). August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Petway officially in Aris Thessaloniki". August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
  10. ^ To «αντίο» του Πέτγουεϊ, εκτός προπόνησης ο Μοράντ (in Greek)
  11. ^ AirGeorgia posiluje svitavské Tury

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