Coming into Thursday's 2015 NBA Draft, most projections included former Nebraska swingman Terran Petteway as one of the 60 players who would be selected. However, Petteway went unclaimed during the two-round process, and following the draft, he reportedly agreed to join the Atlanta Hawks roster for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League.
Nebraska's Terran Petteway committed to Atlanta for NBA summer league, w/VCU's Treveon Graham to San Antonio's SL team, source tells RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 26, 2015
Petteway began his collegiate career at Texas Tech before transferring to Nebraska, and in two seasons with the Cornhuskers, he averaged more than 18 points per game. Petteway stands at 6-foot-6 and 209 pounds (as measured as the NBA Draft combine), and while he may profile more as an undersized small forward at the professional level, a 6-foot-11 wingspan helps to close that gap in size.
In terms of on-court skills, the 22-year-old swingman has been an aggressive and versatile offensive player. His jump shot appears solid, though it should be noted that he struggled (31.3%) from the collegiate three-point line, and he uses his length to effectively finish around the rim. There are questions about his athleticism from an NBA standpoint, however, and that could have been a significant factor in his draft day fall.
The Atlanta Hawks will be filling out a complete roster for Las Vegas in the coming days, and without the benefit of a first-round pick or any certainty of availability for the team's second-round picks, a lot of new names could emerge. Stay tuned.