If Texas high school basketball fans don't know the name Terran Petteway at this point, they will. The 2011 prospect has put himself on the radar after great AAU performances this summer. He averaged a little over 19 points per game for the Galveston Hornets, including a 40-point effort in the 12th annual Bryan/College Station Great American Shoot-Out Championship game in June.
A rising junior, Petteway recently visited the Hilltop for SMU's elite camp two weeks ago, and walked away very impressed with the experience.
"It was a good experience. The campus was really good and the camp was pretty nice. Everything was organized pretty well and the camp schedule was put together pretty neat," stated Petteway to PonyStampede.com. "They look like they have NBA facilities. I had been there once for a Reebok camp, but they impressed me again. They are really good and look like a professional facility. The place is nice."
Petteway describes himself as a outside-inside player that likes to work hard on the defensive end. At 6'5, 185-pounds, the SMU prospect is a off guard. Last year for Galveston Ball, the sophomore averaged 13 points per game. A number that he would like to increase as a junior.
Currently, the 2011 recruit has one offer from the University of Houston. He also had four to five schools, including SMU, very interested. Petteway has attended college camps at the Hilltop, Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma.
"I think Oklahoma is getting pretty close to offering me and also San Diego State. At this point, I'm pretty wide open. I want a school with a great coaching staff, a school with some tradition, and a place that really wants to win," said Petteway. "Going to a school that I could help win would really interest me. SMU told me that they think I could really come in and help the program from day number one. I like that."
PonyStampede.com will be watching Petteway very closely this season and have more news as it progresses.