Nebraska Cornhuskers Junior Forward Terran Petteway was named on Wednesday as one of 15 names to watch for the 2015 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award, which was announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Petteway, the Huskers Captain from Galveston, Texas, has been one of the more prolific players in the Big Ten Conference the past two seasons. He ranks 3rd in the Conference at 18.7 points per game, and leads the team in assists (2.8 per game), while being second in rebounds (5.0 per game).
Petteway joins Branden Dawson (MSU), Denzel Valentine (MSU) and Sam Dekker (Wisconsin) on the list from the conference.
The award is named after Julius Erving, who became a Hall of Famer in the NBA with 11 All-Star Game nominations as a member of the Philadelphia Sixers.
Petteway and the Huskers return to action tomorrow evening with a road game versus the Maryland Terrapins.
The full list of nominees:
2015 Julius Erving Award Candidates
Stanley Johnson, University of Arizona
Roosevelt Jones, Butler University
Justise Winslow, Duke University
Branden Dawson, Michigan State University
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State University
Terran Petteway, University of Nebraska
Pat Connaughton, University of Notre Dame
Le’Bryan Nash, Oklahoma State University
LaDontae Henton, Providence College
Anthony Brown, Stanford University
Jonathan Holmes, University of Texas
Vince Hunter, University of Texas, El Paso
Treveon Graham, Virginia Commonwealth University
Justin Anderson, University of Virginia
Sam Dekker, University of Wisconsin