He's projecting around 10 or so right now (even though it's WAY early.)
Is he worth a look as an athletic PF who can finish around the rim?
Last edited by dnbman; 01-10-2009 at 03:44 PM.
SOMEONE will pay for THIS!
Funny - I was just reading about him during the week!! I've never seen him play though.
Pity he's not 3 inches taller. If he was he sounds like he would be a wonderful replacement to EO50 (if we looked to trade him).
Dnb/Swedd - he reads like a more aggressive/powerful Al Jefferson. Does that sound about right?
I'd personally like a big who can create his own offense - ala Big Al.
I'm not calling him Amare lol I'm just saying the way he looks to me is a guy who depends on athleticism. He's NOT as good as Amare.
I really don't pay much attention to him to be honest, I just watch them for Jodie Meeks. I see Patterson go out and work hard and use his athleticism to score
I'm watching him now as UK play Vandy (flicking over to Harden as A-State play Oregon).
Will post my thoughts on Patterson later.
Ok, so I'm thinking I picked a bad 1st game to watch Patterson!! He was in foul trouble so he wasn't a huge factor.
Works really, really hard to establishing position on the block. Very mindful of where his man is when the ball is in the air. GREAT passing out of the double. In fact, if the NCAA had hockey type assists, he'd rack up a heap of them!! Mid range J seems to be pretty sweet.
Only question would be: He has really long arms, but other than that, is he undersized?
I'm thinking, at this very early stage (need to see him another 4 or 5 times), that he reminds me of Elton Brand?