Louisville Expressing Interest In Former IU Commit Ron Patterson?

Posted on Aug 17 2012 - 11:10am by Brent Lepping

 

Indiana lost a piece to their monster 2012 recruiting class this past week as Ron Patterson, a 3-star shooting guard from Indianapolis was denied admission for the fall semester. Patterson (who’s not currently ranked in Scout.com’s top 100 for 2012) is believed to be considering a few other colleges for this coming year or he’ll enroll at Brewster Academy, a prep school in New Hampshire. According to this article from the Indianapolis Star, Patterson’s AAU coach, Chris Hawkins, said that several schools, including Louisville, have reached out and expressed interest. It’s obviously unknown how serious of a player Louisville is, but with the likelihood of Mangok Mathiang actually making it to campus this fall being incredibly slim, the Cards would have a potential scholarship available. However, I can’t envision a scenario in which they would have any interest if Patterson decided to go the prep route. They already have a much, much more talented shooting guard in the fold for 2013 in Anton Gill, and they’re recruiting several other guards in the 13′ and 14′ classes combined. All in all, I’d say this a situation where Louisville perhaps put out some feelers but unless we hear about a visit being scheduled asap, there’s probably not any serious interest. Hawkins stated that Patterson wanted to make a quick decision (maybe even by this weekend) since most colleges will begin class in the next week or so.

Former Broad Ripple High School standout guard Ron Patterson will most likely decide today whether he will pursue enrollment at a four-year college or attend a prep school.

The 6-3 Patterson, who originally signed with Indiana but received word Wednesday that he did not receive admission for the fall semester, would likely attend Brewster Academy (N.H.) if he goes to a prep school.

Patterson is academically qualified to attend a four-year college. His AAU coach, Chris Hawkins, said a number of schools have reached out, including Purdue, Louisville, Missouri, Ohio State, Illinois, IUPUI, Memphis, Providence, Villanova, Xavier, Lamar, Southern Miss, Wright State, Dayton, Nevada and Florida Gulf Coast.

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  1. James August 17, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    A 3 star guard that’s not even ranked? Pass.

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  2. aLLibaba August 17, 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

    ^you couldn't be more wrong…seen him play numerous times and its a wonder to me how he isnt ranked. Patterson has a BE body already…ide rather take him than watch Chris Jones get shut down whenever he goes up against a good defender.(i believe patterson is about 6'3"

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  3. Brent Lepping August 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Interesting points about Patterson. I just watched some video over lunch and he def has a nice skillset and great athleticism. Kind of reminds me of Kevin Ware a bit. He could be molded nicely by Pitino, but it sounds like it's a long shot at very best.

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  4. Rick Jones August 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Can he play the point? I am still not comfortable with not having a trainee in place now for next season at the point. Ware may be the answer, but, what he showed last season keeps me skeptical that he can bring the ball up and then run the offense.

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  5. Brent Lepping August 18, 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Def more of a two guard, no question about it. But he's got a nice handle from what I've seen. If we land Jones, Barber or Jackson, I think any one of those three will be ready immediately. All three are big time talents.

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