Nebraska's Petteway declares for NBA Draft

Lincoln, NE ( - Nebraska guard Terran Petteway has decided to enter the NBA Draft.

Petteway, a fourth-year junior from Texas, is set to earn his degree in May. He was a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2013-14 and a third-team choice this past season.

"I want to start off by thanking the city of Lincoln and state of Nebraska for all of the love and support that you guys have shown me over the last three years," said Petteway in a statement Thursday. "This is a bittersweet moment for me because Lincoln has become a second home to me, but in the same instance has helped me grow as a man and ballplayer, and I love y'all."

Petteway started every game for the Cornhuskers over the past two seasons and ranks 20th on the school's career scoring list with 1,143 points. He led Nebraska and ranked fourth in the Big Ten this past season with an average of 18.2 points per game.

"While I had hoped he stayed with us for his senior year, I completely support his decision, and we will help him as much as we can through this process," said Nebraska coach Tim Miles. "I believe any team in the NBA or otherwise would love to have Terran on their team."

Petteway averaged 18.1 points to lead the Big Ten in scoring during the 2013-14 season, guiding the Huskers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998.