IBA veteran Tyray Petty has recently been offered a professional contract to play in Bolivia. The 6’3″ swingman has signed with La Salle-UPB Cochabamba of Liga Superior, the top-level league in the country. It is the second opportunity Petty has earned to play outside North America after a stint with the Kenosha Ballers.
A native of Milwaukee, Petty played collegiate basketball at NCAA Division I Utah Valley (2008-10) and was named All-Great West Conference Honorable Mention after his senior season. The 27-year old has seen several stops in his pro career, including the St. Louis Phoenix (2012), Corpus Christi Clutch (2013) and a season in Cyprus with the Near East University team (2013-14 North League champions).
Most recently Petty played with the Kenosha Ballers this fall, averaging over 25 points and 8 rebounds-per-game. Earlier this season Petty was named Week 4 IBA Player of the Week.
Kenosha Head Coach Tony Moore was excited for Petty, referring to him as “the gunslinger” not only for his shooting ability, but his status as a professional. Moore added, “I’m thrilled for Tyray getting an opportunity abroad. That’s what the organization is about; second chances.”