Despite living in Minnesota I typically don't watch anything Big 10 related, but with the tourney coming up I figured OSU-Nebraska would be a good game to watch. I'd heard about this Petteway guy and I figured if you're the man on a tourney team in a great conference you're worth watching. I decided to look up his background a little bit and I was shocked to see not only is he only a sophomore, but how meteoric his rise has been, seriously look at his career stats.
He's looked good against a very good defensive team in OSU, he's got legit size and the improvement he's made in college is staggering. Has anyone else seen enough of him to make a guess of what type of prospect he is?
Didn't really know much about this guy until I watched them play the badgers, but he stood out immediately. This site compares him to Jared Dudley, but based off my first impression of the guy, I don't like that comparison at all. He was all over the court and wrecking havoc on the badgers. Maybe played a little out of control at times, but it didn't really bother me because of how much fire he played with. He's got a sweet stroke and looked like he has the athleticism and aggressiveness to be a solid defender in the NBA.
I don't know why but I see a little Kawhi Leonard in him. He plays with the high motor that Kawhi does. However, I think he's definitely a shooting guard. He's more aggressive offensively than Kawhi and not quite the defender, but with how hard he plays I believe he could get to that level defensively.
To me his style of play is sort of similar to Darrell Walker....
He's pretty much what Isaiah Thomas dreamed Renaldo Balkman was going to be.