Petteway named to Julius Erving watch list

Nebraska's Terran Petteway joins three other Big Ten players on the 2015 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award watch list.

Nebraska junior Terran Petteway was honored Wednesday as one of the 15 members on the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award watch list. The award goes to the nation's top small forward. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 15 candidates.

Petteway this season is averaging 18.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. A first-team All-Big Ten performer last year, Petteway joined the Huskers 1,000 career points club in just two seasons earlier this month.

The Big Ten is well represented on the list: Denzel Valentine (Michigan State), Branden Dawson (Michigan State), and Sam Dekker (Wisconsin).

The Huskers are just 13-12 on the season and 5-8 in the conference. Petteway has somewhat struggled in the last three games, scoring 16 points a contest, but shooting below 30 percent from three-point land and committing nearly four turnovers a game.

Petteway’s best game of the season came against Michigan State in January, when the junior scored 32 points in a 79-77 win.

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