Roby heads the class of recruits which will have to assist in filling the void left following the departure of seniors Blair Wilson and Lamar Harris after this season. The 6-6 guard out of Lawrence Academy is said to be among the nation's top 50 incoming freshman, and is expected contribute immediately to Colorado's success in his first year.
Patton went so far as to offer that Roby could have such an impact next season that he predicts the head of his latest recruiting class could walk away with Big 12 Rookie of the Year honors on his way to an eventual NBA Draft slot – assuming he put in the necessary work.
"Provided he comes in and he works hard both in the weight room (and on the court), he is a guy because of his size that could have a chance at the next level, I believe," said Patton, who has already witnessed a handful of former players make the leap into the NBA, most notably Chauncey Billups.
According to Patton, a key step for Roby is to put on around 25 pounds over the next four years.
Patton and company's next stop on its recruiting agenda was local, as the Buffs nabbed King-Stockton from Colorado Academy.
Patton focused on the forward's "feel for the game in terms of scoring," and the way "he pushes the ball in transition."
"Anytime we can get in-state players we want to do that," Patton elaborated. "He's got a chance to be a really good basketball player. He's got a great skill level for a big kid."
King-Stockton will follow in the footsteps of skillful big men Wilson and junior center David Harrison, who have both earned national attention after a collegiate career under Patton in Boulder.
A first-team all-Conference, first-team all-State selection, King-Stockton averaged 22.6 points and 8.4 rebounds a game at Colorado Academy and selected CU over several notable programs, Gonzaga chief among them.
Finally, Patton signed junior college guard Martane Freeman out of Penn Valley Community College. Freeman averaged 15 points and five assists per game last season.
"We wanted to add a junior college wing player to go with a freshman wing (Roby) for next season, so we signed Martane Freeman. He is a very athletic player, who plays above the rim. I thought we needed his experience at the small forward."
Freeman averaged slightly more than 15 points per game in his senior year.
The University will likely offer its single remaining scholarship to David Harrison, should he choose to finish out his career at CU rather than enter the NBA following this season.