Canada has produced quite a bit of basketball talent over the past couple years. Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson and Tyler Ennis immediately come to mind, as does current high school standout and five-star prospect R.J. Barrett.
In the 2020 class, Addison Patterson is a prospect that resides North of the U.S. border that college basketball fans should begin to get to know.
Patterson, a standout at Orangeville (Canada) Athlete Institute, is wired to score points. On Friday night in the opening game ATL Hoop Jam Classic 15’s division, Patterson, a 6-foo-6 wing, had his full arsenal on display with CIA Bounce/Team Ennis.
“I’m a very aggressive scorer and I’m also aggressive on defense,” Patterson explained. “I just like to win.”
“Really just score,” said when asked about the best part of his game. “I open up the game for me and my teammates just by being aggressive. Then on defense, I getting a lot of blocked shots and just being an energy player.”
Patterson was effective driving the ball and he did a very good job of finishing at the rim, both when he attacked in the half court and in transition. Patterson also scored with runners and hit a catch and shoot three from the top of the key.
While it’s obviously still early for Patterson, he already holds a handful of scholarship offers.
Patterson has set to take any visits and is looking to continue to grab more interest from college coaches.
“I like all of the schools that have offered me, but I’m trying to get more,” Patterson.