Former WKU star Pettigrew to play professionally in Uruguay

Former WKU star Steffphon Pettigrew has signed a professional contract with Atletico Aguada in Uruguay. Pettigrew played 136 games at WKU — the second-most all-time and scored 1,544 points in his career.

Cole Claybourn

Former WKU basketball Steffphon Pettigrew will continue his basketball career in Uruguay.

WKU announced Monday that Pettigrew signed a contract with Atletico Aguada of the Liga Uruguaya de Basketball.

Pettigrew joins Sergio Kerusch as 2010-11 WKU seniors to sign professional contracts. Kerusch signed in August to play with Aris Thessaloniki of the premiere Greek league.

Atletico Aguada finished as Liga Uruguaya de Basketball runners-up in 2006 and 2008. The league itself — regarded as Uruguay’s top league — has been in existence since 1915.

Pettigrew’s started the final 38 games of his four-year career en route to 136 career games played — the second-most all-time. 

His 97 starts rank seventh all-time. He accumulated 1,544 points in his career, which puts him in 13th place on the WKU career scoring list.

Pettigrew also won two conference championships and three NCAA Tournament games in his career.