Brent Petway

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Brent Petway
Brent Petway.JPG
No. 4 – Olympiacos Piraeus
PositionPower forward
LeagueGreek League
Greek Cup
Euroleague
Personal information
Born(1985-05-12) May 12, 1985 (age 28)
Warner Robins, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8.75 in (205 cm)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolGriffin (Griffin, Georgia)
CollegeMichigan (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Pro playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2009Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2009Ilysiakos (Greece)
2010JA Vichy (France)
2010–2011Harlem Globetrotters
2011–2013Rethymno Aegean (Greece)
2013–presentOlympiacos (Greece)
Career highlights and awards
 
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Brent Petway
Brent Petway.JPG
No. 4 – Olympiacos Piraeus
PositionPower forward
LeagueGreek League
Greek Cup
Euroleague
Personal information
Born(1985-05-12) May 12, 1985 (age 28)
Warner Robins, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8.75 in (205 cm)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolGriffin (Griffin, Georgia)
CollegeMichigan (2003–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Pro playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2009Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2009Ilysiakos (Greece)
2010JA Vichy (France)
2010–2011Harlem Globetrotters
2011–2013Rethymno Aegean (Greece)
2013–presentOlympiacos (Greece)
Career highlights and awards

Brenton "Brent" LaJames Petway (born (1985-05-12)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]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

College career[edit]

Pro career[edit]

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