#54 Patrick Patterson Forward/Center Height: 6-9 Weight: 235 NBA Experience: 3 College: Kentucky High School: Huntington (Huntington, WV) Birthdate: March 14, 1989 Birthplace: Washington, DC
Selected after junior season by Houston in the first round (14th overall) of 2010 NBA Draft ... Traded by Houston along with Cole Aldrich, Toney Douglas and cash considerations to Sacramento for Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and Thomas Robinson (2/20/13).
NBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Entering the 2012-13 season, averaging 7.1 ppg (.481 FG%, 0-5 3pt, .707 FT%), 4.2 rpg, 0.8 apg, and 20.3 mpg in 116 career games (started 7) with Houston (2010-11 - 2011-12) ... Owns five career double-doubles (4 in 2010-11 and 1 in 2011-12) ... Also played with Houstonï¿½s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2010-11), averaging 18.3 ppg (.555 FG%, .143 3pt%, .750 FT%), 10.3 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.6 bpg, and 35.0 mpg in starting all nine games he played in.
2011-12 REGULAR SEASON:
In his second season with Houston, averaged 7.7 ppg (.440 FG%, 0-3 3pt, .702 FT%), 4.5 rpg, 0.8 apg, and 23.2 mpg in 64 games (one start at center) ... Placed on the inactive list for two games (12/26/11-12/29/11) due to a right ankle injury ... Reached double-digit scoring 22 times, including one 20-point game ... Posted three double-figure rebounding games ... Led (or tied) the Rockets in rebounds seven times ... Made season debut at Memphis (12/30/11) ... Led the Rockets with a career-high 24 points (10-16 FG) in a 113-106 OT win vs. Sacramento (3/26/12), including 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 FT) in the fourth quarter and evening the game at 99-99 on a 22-foot jumper with 8.3 seconds left in regulation ... Was the second 20-point game of his career ... Posted 10 points (4-10 FG) and 10 rebounds at Sacramento (4/8/12), marking his lone double-double of the season ... Pulled down 10 boards vs. Denver (3/2/12) and equaled his career-high four blocked shots (4 on 3/18/11 vs. Boston) ... Blocked Serge ibaka at the rim with 1.7 seconds left to preserve a 104-103 win at Oklahoma City (3/13/12) ... Had 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-4 FT) and equaled his career-high four assists at the L.A. Clippers (3/17/12) ... Finished the season with nine points (4-16 FG) and a season-high 11 rebounds vs. New Orleans (4/26/12) ... Made his only start of the season at center vs. Utah (2/19/12), recording eight points (4-9 FG) and seven boards.
2010-11 REGULAR SEASON:
In his rookie season with the Rockets, averaged 6.3 ppg (.558 FG%, 0-2 3pt, .714 FT%), 3.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, and 16.7 mpg in 52 games (started 6) ... On the inactive list for 24 games (10/26/10- 12/14/10) ... DNP -CD in five games (12/19/10-12/20/10; 12/27/10-12/29/10; 2/8/11) ... NWT for one game (1/17/11) with upper respiratory distress and chest discomfort ... Stood 16th among NBA rookies in scoring average and 11th in rebounds per game ... Had 12 double-figure scoring games, including his first career 20-point outing ... Notched five double-figure rebounding performances and four double-doubles ... Also averaged 18.3 points (.555, 61-110 FG), 10.3 rebounds, 1.56 steals and 1.56 blocks in starting all nine games played in with Rio Grande Valley ... While with Rio Grande Valley, recorded five double-doubles and scored 20 or more points in five contests ... Made his NBA regular season debut at Oklahoma City (12/15/10) ... Recorded his first career double-double with 15 points (6-9 FG) and 10 boards vs. Toronto (12/31/10) ... Grabbed double-figure rebounding totals in consecutive games with 10 boards at Portland (1/2/11) ... Left the game in the second quarter at Atlanta (1/15/11) with upper respiratory distress and chest discomfort ... Led Houston with a season-high 20 points (8-11 FG), five boards and two blocks at Detroit (2/22/11) ... Had a career-best four assists at Boston (1/10/11) and four at Cleveland (2/23/11) ... Registered 18 points (9-12 FG) and a career-high three steals at Phoenix (3/8/11) ... Made the first start of his career vs. Phoenix (3/14/11) ... Posted 12 points (6-13 FG) and 10 boards in his second start vs. Charlotte (3/16/11) ... Recorded 18 points (8-12 FG), 12 boards and a career-best four blocks in his third start vs. Boston (3/18/11) ... Notched his third consecutive double-double with 14 points (7-11 FG) and a career-high 13 rebounds off the bench vs. Utah (3/20/11) ... Became the first Rockets rookie to record three or more consecutive double-doubles since Yao Ming in 2002-03 (five in a row: 12/3/02-12/13/02) ... Also made starts vs. the L.A. Clippers (4/9/11), vs. Dallas (4/11/11) and at Minnesota (4/13/11).
An early entry candidate for the 2010 NBA Draft, finished his three-year career at Kentucky with averages of 16.1 ppg (.585, 617-1054 FG), 8.2 rpg and 1.57 bpg in starting all 97 career games ... Was one of five Wildcats picked in the opening round of the 2010 NBA Draft, which was the first time five players from one school were chosen in the first round of the draft ... Became the 10th fastest player to reach the 1,000-point club at UK (58 games) ... Was a two-time All-SEC First-Team pick as a junior and sophomore, as well as a Second-Team selection as a freshman ... Earned First-Team All-SEC, AP Honorable Mention All-America, USBWA All-District iV Team and NABC All-District 21 Second-Team honors as a junior ... Was the only SEC player to rank in the leagueï¿½s top-five in scoring (17.9 ppg) and rebounding (9.3 rpg) as a sophomore ... Named First-Team All-SEC and NABC Second-Team All-District in 2008-09 ... Led the SEC with 15 double-doubles in 2008-09, as well as becoming the first Wildcats player since Reggie Hanson in 1989 to record four straight double-doubles (3/7/09-3/17/09) ... Garnered SEC Co-Freshman of the Year accolades by the league coaches ... Was also named Second-Team All-SEC and NABC Second-Team All-District in 2007-08, adding SEC Freshman of the Week honors three times ... His six double-doubles were the most for a UK freshman since Jamal Mashburnï¿½s six in 1990-91 ... Missed the final five games of 2007-08 with a stress fracture in his left ankle.