Patrick Patterson (basketball)
Patterson with the Rockets
|No. 9 – Sacramento Kings|
|Forward / Center|
March 14, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Huntington (Huntington, West Virginia)|
|NBA Draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|2010||→Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)|
Patrick Davell Patterson (born March 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. He played collegiately for the University of Kentucky. He is a 6'9", 235-pound power forward who grew up in Huntington, West Virginia. During his high school career, Patterson helped lead Huntington High School to three-straight state championships, the last one with help from O. J. Mayo, and was named a McDonald's All-American. Patterson realized his dream of becoming a NBA lottery pick by being selected at #14 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets.
Early life 
College career 
Patrick Patterson played college basketball for the University of Kentucky. He chose to play for Kentucky rather than Duke or Florida in a highly publicized recruiting battle. He was recruited by Kentucky coach Tubby Smith and his replacement Billy Gillispie. In the 2009–10 season he played for former Memphis coach John Calipari who became Billy Gillispie's replacement in April 2009.
Freshman season 
During Patterson's freshman All-American 2007–08 season, Patterson averaged 16.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 0.8 steals, while shooting 57% from the field. After a Kentucky victory over the Ole Miss Rebels, Patterson missed the remainder of the 2007–08 season with a stress fracture in his left ankle. He also claimed he planned on staying at Kentucky rather than participating in the NBA Draft.
Sophomore season 
For his sophomore season at UK during the 2008–09 season, he and teammate Jodie Meeks became one of the most successful duos that season, and also became the most productive duo at Kentucky, since the days of Dan Issel and Mike Pratt. Patterson scored a career-high 33 points on December 22, 2008 against the Tennessee State Tigers. During Patterson's sophomore 2008–09 season, he averaged 17.9 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 0.6 steals, while shooting 60% from the field. April 18, 2009, Patterson decided to enter his name into the 2009 NBA Draft. However, Patrick decided he would return to Kentucky for a third season on May 8, 2009.
Junior season 
Patterson continued to play a crucial role for the team during his junior season. However, with the addition of freshman players John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe, Patterson was no longer required to be the main option for scoring and rebounding. Patterson also improved his outside shot, shooting about 40% from the 3-point line all season (compared to no 3-pointers made in the previous seasons). During this season, Patterson helped the team win the SEC Tournament and achieve a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004. On April 23, 2010, Patterson entered the 2010 NBA Draft; by the time of the draft, he had completed his coursework and earned a degree from UK.
College statistics 
Professional career 
On June 24, 2010, Patterson was selected in the NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets with the fourteenth overall pick. Patterson's sports agent is Odell McCants. On November 10, Patterson was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League. In nine games with the Vipers, Patterson averaged 35 minutes, 18.3 points, and 10.3 rebounds. Two days after being recalled by the Rockets, Patterson made his NBA regular season debut on December 15, 2010.
After the Rockets used the amnesty clause to waive Scola, Patterson became the starting power forward for the 2012-13 season.
NBA career statistics 
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Regular season 
- "ESPN Recruit Tracker: Patrick Patterson". ESPN. 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
- "USABasketball Bio: Patrick Patterson". USA Basketball, Inc. 2007-03-21. Archived from the original on 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
- "Patterson's choice a surprise to the end". The Herald-Dispatch. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2007-05-24.
- "Basketball Recruiting: Kentucky". Scout.com. Scout.com. 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
- "Interview With The Agent: Odell McCants". SportsAgentBlog.com. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
- "Patrick Patterson D-League statistics". basketball-reference. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "Rockets recall Patterson". Rio Grande Valley Vipers. December 13, 2010. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- Durant scores 32 as Thunder top Houston 117-105
- Yahoo! Sports box score
- "Kings Complete Multiplayer Trade". NBA.com. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Rivals.com Profile
- ESPN Kentucky Profile
- NBA Draft 2009 Scouting Report
- Patrick receives 2nd Team All American Honors