Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ron Patterson is no longer going to Indiana, but he will end up playing Division 1 basketball somewhere next year.
The 6-foot-3 guard has been “very impressive” in his tenure so far at Brewster (N.H.) Academy, head coach Jason Smith told SNY.tv.
“Xavier is going to meet with his parents at their home Monday,” Smith said. “Providence comes on Wednesday. And Kansas State next week as well. Pitt is very interested.”
A former Broad Ripple Creek High School star, Patterson reportedly failed to meet academic requirements in summer school and was then denied admission to Indiana. He then opted to spend the year at Brewster instead of transferring.
“He’s already qualified,” Smith said. “He’s fully NCAA qualified. All those schools have come in and offered him. He ended up here only because of the timing with Indiana. Once he was denied admission to Indiana, he had six or seven high-major Division 1 schools that wanted him this year.
“He had three days to make a decision and he opted to come here.”
Patterson is part of a loaded Brewster team that also features Kyle Washington, Chris McCullough and Jared Terrell. Terrell is still dealing with an injury, but Smith said Providence coach Ed Cooley and Pitt coach Jamie Dixon have both been in to see him.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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