|Born||May 12, 1985|
Warner Robins, Georgia
|Listed height||6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Griffin (Griffin, Georgia)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Brenton LaJames "Brent" Petway (born May 12, 1985) is an American esports player of Panathinaikos eSports and a retired professional basketball player. 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.
High school career
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 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.
On August 17, 2017, Petway signed with Greek club Aris for the 2017–18 season. In December 2017, he parted ways with Aris. On January 15, 2018, he signed with Tuři Svitavy of Czech Republic.
|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|
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 Game: (2013)
- Greek All-Star Game Slam Dunk Champion: (2013)
- Greek League All-Star Game MVP: (2013)
- Greek League Most Spectacular Player: (2013)
- FIBA Intercontinental Cup Champion: (2013)
- Greek League Champion: (2015)
- "IHigh.com Former Griffin Grasshopper Brent Petway Signs With Harlem Globetrotters". Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
- Brent Petway Archived 2009-12-17 at the Wayback Machine profile. nba.com. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
- "Brent Petway all'Ilysiakos". Sportando.net. 8 May 2009. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
- "Brent Petway signe à Vichy". LeParisien.fr (in French). February 19, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
- "AGOR Rethymno, arriva Brent Petway" [AGOR Rethymno tabs Brent Petway]. Sportando.net (in Italian). August 9, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
- Euroleague.net OLYMPIACOS PIREAUS adds explosive forward Petway.
- "Dinamo Sassari signs highlight reel Petway". Euroleague.net. July 30, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
- "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.
- "Petway officially in Aris Thessaloniki". Eurohoops.net. August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 18, 2017.
- To «αντίο» του Πέτγουεϊ, εκτός προπόνησης ο Μοράντ (in Greek)
- AirGeorgia posiluje svitavské Tury
- "Brent Petway joins Panathinaikos' esports department". Eurohoops. Retrieved 2020-04-03.