Career: INSEP (France-N1, 2000-03), Pau-Orthez (France-Pro A, 2003-05), Seattle Supersonics (USA-NBA, 2005-06).
After a promising but inconsistent season in Pau-Orthez in 2004-05, Johan Petro chose to move on to the NBA at 19. In France, people were expecting him to need at least a few years to be able to contribute on the Sonics roster. And that's what nearly happened, as coach Bob Weis almost sent him to the NBDL, where he would have probably stayed all season. Instead of that, he was able to get a few minutes of playing time and even started a while when Bob Hill took over as a coach.
A very athletic center with a few post-up moves, Petro could be a nice addition on the bench for France.