Draft 2010 | Patrick Patterson



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Name: Patrick Patterson
Age: 21
College: Kentucky
Position: Power Forward
Height: 6-8
Weight: 223
Class: Junior
Stats
Year Minutes Points Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals FG% FT% 3PT%
2009-10 33.0 14.3 7.4 .9 .7 .7 .575 .692 .348
Meet Patrick Patterson
Strengths
Unlike his teammates at Kentucky, Patrick Patterson spent three seasons in college before tossing his name into the NBA Draft. Patterson should have received more fanfare this season but his numbers dropped while playing next to super freshman John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins. This 6-9 power forward is the definition of solid, featuring a well-rounded offensive game from inside the paint out to the college 3-point line. Patterson scores in a variety of ways, whether he works on the blocks or hits midrange jumpers in the halfcourt offense. Physically, he is prepared to play at the next level and owns a long wingspan. Patterson streaks down the floor for punishing dunks on the fast break as seen at Kentucky where the team mostly played an up-tempo style.

By Jonah Ballow
Weaknesses
One must view Patterson's game with a magnifying glass to find weaknesses. To nitpick, he struggles to score off the dribble, pull-up for jumpers, and attack from his weak hand. Patterson benefited from a fast pace style of offense at Kentucky and did not necessarily show visual evidence of a back-to-the-basket type of post game. He should be a dynamic defender, considering all of his natural instincts to score on the offensive side of the court. At 6-8, the West Virginia native is listed as a power forward but he lacks the size that would have made him a top three pick in this year's draft.

By Jonah Ballow
How would he howl?
If Patterson unexpectedly falls to No. 16, Minnesota would know exactly what it's receiving by selecting the Kentucky power forward. He is rock solid with enticing attributes for teams in search of an intelligent basketball player with significant college experience. Patterson does not fit a specific need for the Wolves but his wealth of talent would be hard to pass up.

By Jonah Ballow
His Game Resembles
NCAA Tournament
Draft Profiles
Chad Ford's Top 100
"Patterson was expected to be the veteran leader of this Kentucky squad this year and for the most part, he delivered. While Patterson isn't spectacular in any one thing, he's very solid in virtually every area. He's a good scorer around the basket, has a developing perimeter game and isn't afraid to crash the glass. While he may not be an elite prospect, I expect that he'll hear his name called somewhere in the late lottery to mid first round. "

Draft Express
"A likely first round pick last year, Patrick Patterson returned to Kentucky to finish his degree and try to finally make an NCAA tournament appearance, something that had escaped him under Billy Gillespie’s reign. The clear-cut go-to guy of his team leading into this year, he’s been forced to take a backseat to super freshmen DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall upon his return to Kentucky, now being led by a new coach in John Calipari."

NBADraft.net
"Utilized his 3rd year to more fully develop his game, as he was relinquished of his duties of being the featured scorer with the help of Cousins, Wall and Bledsoe ... Patterson has an excellent build for an NBA forward, and uses that to his advantage down low ... "
Mock Draft Recap
Ford's Mock Draft
No. 22 to Portland

Draft Express
No. 13 to Toronto

NBADraft.net
No. 12 to Memphis


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