Although Brent Petway isn’t a household name, you’ve probably seen his highlights before. After a state title at Griffin (Ga.) High School and four years at the University of Michigan, the 6-8 dunking phenom was a second-place finisher in the 2007 college slam dunk contest before playing two seasons in the D-League with the Idaho Stampede. In 2008, he became the D-League slam dunk champ, and after a year in Greece, he assumed the name Thunder Petway and took his talents to the Harlem Globetrotters. Thankfully, the 42-inch vertical is still intact.
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Broke. Washed-up. Has been. These are all words or phrases that have been used to describe former NBA All-Star Antoine Walker. But while people were telling ’Toine what he could and could not do, he decided he was going to go his own route and take his talents to the NBA Development League – where he’s currently averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game for the Idaho Stampede. While his surroundings may be different out in Boise, some things remain the same. For one, Walker has reunited with Stampede assistant coach Greg Minor, whom he played with for three seasons (1996-99) in Boston. In an exclusive interview, we got up with Minor to talk about Walker’s return to the game. Read More »
As we told you in Smack this morning, Antoine Walker made his D-League debut last night, coming off the bench for the Idaho Stampede in their win over the Dakota Wizards. In 26 minutes, ‘Toine finished with 13 points, six boards and three dimes on 5-of-11 shooting. He missed all three of his threes, and this free throw… badly.
While it may have come as a surprise to Sundiata Gaines, Gerald had him on the list of players to fill the Jazz’s point guard vacancy. Watch the moment every kid dreams of, as the D-League’s best point guard prospect is told for the first time he was to be an NBA player.