Number 1: He has grit.
Lamar Patterson went through 19 workouts with various NBA teams before being drafted by the Hawks. He stated through his twitter account: "19 workouts completed now the rest is in Gods hands...I'm good I know he has something up his sleeves for me." Give Lamar a follow on Twitter at @LP21_
Number 2: Lamar Patterson is tech savvy, just check out his website to see for yourself.
A tip for all you recent grads looking for jobs... Lamar has a website dedicated to getting more exposure for his game. The website showcases everything from videos to NBA comparisons. Check it out at: www.lamarpattersonnba.com.
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Number 3: He is clairvoyant.
We think Patterson may possess some type of 6th sense after finding his tweet from June 22 saying "I can't wait to get to ATL." We hope that trait carries over to the court during game time.
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Number 4: He produces.
Patterson was able to improve to second team All-ACC as a senior at Pittsburgh.
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Number 5: He is dedicated.
Lamar put in the work and got more court time playing for Dan Hurley at St. Benedict Prep in NJ.