Scout.com's No. 15 (and rising?) prospect in the Class of 2007 had a summer to remember. His traveling team came within a game of the AAU National Championship. Patterson was regarded as one of the elite players at Nike Camp and the Peach Jam.
Maybe the defining play of is entire month came in the AAU national semis when in the game's waning moments he rose to the occasion and rejected two shots that could have been game winners.
"I really stepped up and played well against bigger and tougher competition," Patterson said. "I performed pretty well against the top name guys." By mid-month, Patterson was the main guy!
But, that's not how Patterson sees it. "I see myself as an average player not a big name player."
"I'm going to take all my visits but I don't have anything planned."
"Right now I've got about 12 schools on my list and I have to cut that down to five. We're going to sit down and make a list of schools and write down what we don't and do like about them. Then by the end of August I'll have 5 schools to make officials to."
What's the big fella looking for? "Good team chemistry and a family type relationship with the coaches and the players."
Shouldn't be a problem.