Born February 13, 1944 Jerry Pettway played in the NBA mainly as a Guard/Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1968-1969. Jerry Pettway is a former American basketball player. Pettway was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 13, 1944. He played college basketball at Northwood Institute from 1963–1967. He is Northwood's all-time leading scorer and rebounder and is a member of that school's Hall of Fame.