Pattilo’s is returning to the place where he played his last two years of high school basketball for Veags-area Canyon Springs High School. The 6-foot-6 forward has bounced around a lot, playing JuCo ball for the College of Southern Idaho, where he was named a first-team Junior College All-American, then transferring to Oklahoma, where he played one season before being dismissed for a violation of team rules. He finished his college career at Western Kentucky where he scored 13.7 points and led the team with 9.1 rebounds per game before going undrafted in the 2011 NBA Draft and signing with the Bakersfield Jam.
Since signing with the Jam, Pattillo has been a fan favorite as an energy player off the bench. The springy forward averaged 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds in only 25.6 minutes per game, which projects to 20.4 points and 10.1 rebounds over 36 minutes of play. His knack for making the spectacular play, however, is what has endeared him to Bakersfield fans.
A strong and supremely athletic post player, Pattillo’s 6-foot-6 frame is what is holding him back in terms of an NBA Call-Up. He has the game of power forward in the body of an NBA small forward. Still, you cannot discredit his ability to rebound and finish around the rim at his size, something he has proven both in Division I college basketball and in the NBA D-League.