Patrick Patterson (basketball)

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Patrick Patterson
Patrick Patterson 2012.jpg
Patterson with the Rockets
No. 54 – Toronto Raptors
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1989-03-14) March 14, 1989 (age 25)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Huntington (Huntington, West Virginia)
College Kentucky (2007–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102013 Houston Rockets
2010 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2013 Sacramento Kings
2013–present Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-SEC (2009, 2010)
  • All-SEC Defensive team (2010)

Patrick Davell Patterson (born March 14, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors 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.[1] 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[edit]

Patterson, born in Washington, D.C.,[2] graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia in 2007.

College career[edit]

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.[3][4] In the 2009–10 season he played for former Memphis coach John Calipari who became Billy Gillispie's replacement in April 2009.

Freshman season[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[5]

College statistics[edit]

Season Totals

SEASON GP MIN FG FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA PTS OFF DEF TOT AST TO STL BLK PF
2007–08 25 893 162 282 87 119 0 3 411 71 121 192 43 52 21 31 69
2008–09 34 1147 240 398 129 168 0 1 609 92 224 316 66 65 21 70 76
2009–10 38 1255 215 374 90 130 24 69 544 116 167 283 36 41 27 51 61

Season Averages

SEASON MIN PTS REB AST TO A/T STL BLK PF FG% FT% 3P% PPS
2007–08 35.7 16.4 7.7 1.7 2.1 .83 .8 1.2 2.8 .574 .731 .000 1.46
2008–09 33.7 17.9 9.3 1.9 1.9 1.02 .6 2.1 2.2 .603 .768 .000 1.53
2009–10 32.8 14.9 7.6 0.9 1.0 .93 .5 1.2 1.6 .586 .641 .408 1.46

Professional career[edit]

Houston Rockets[edit]

On June 24, 2010, Patterson was selected in the NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets with the fourteenth overall pick. On November 10, Patterson was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.[6] In nine games with the Vipers, Patterson averaged 35 minutes, 18.3 points, and 10.3 rebounds.[7] Two days after being recalled by the Rockets,[8] Patterson made his NBA regular season debut on December 15, 2010.[9]

With Luis Scola injured, Patrick Patterson had his first NBA start with the Rockets on March 14, 2011, scoring 2 points and grabbing 5 rebounds.[10]

After the Rockets used the amnesty clause to waive Scola, Patterson became the starting power forward for the 2012-13 season.

Sacramento Kings[edit]

On February 20, 2013, Patterson was traded to the Sacramento Kings along with Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich in exchange for Thomas Robinson, Francisco García and Tyler Honeycutt.[11]

Toronto Raptors[edit]

On December 9, 2013, the Kings traded Patterson, along with Greivis Vásquez, John Salmons, and Chuck Hayes to the Toronto Raptors for Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy, and Aaron Gray.[12]

On July 4, 2014, Patterson and the Raptors agreed on a three-year, $18 million contract.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Houston 52 6 16.7 .558 .000 .714 3.8 .8 .3 .7 6.3
2011–12 Houston 64 1 23.2 .440 .000 .702 4.5 .8 .4 .6 7.7
2012–13 Houston 47 38 25.9 .519 .365 .755 4.7 1.1 .4 .6 11.6
2012–13 Sacramento 24 3 23.2 .494 .444 .786 4.8 1.3 .5 .5 8.0
2013–14 Sacramento 17 6 24.4 .410 .231 .563 5.8 .9 .8 .2 6.9
2013–14 Toronto 48 7 23.3 .477 .411 .745 5.1 1.3 .9 .7 9.1
Career 252 61 22.5 .486 .368 .721 4.6 1.0 .5 .6 8.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Toronto 7 0 28.4 .542 .389 .778 6.7 1.3 0.4 0.4 10.4
Career 7 0 28.4 .542 .389 .778 6.7 1.3 0.4 0.4 10.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN Recruit Tracker: Patrick Patterson". ESPN. 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  2. ^ "USABasketball Bio: Patrick Patterson". USA Basketball, Inc. 2007-03-21. Archived from the original on 2007-05-14. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Patterson's choice a surprise to the end". The Herald-Dispatch. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Basketball Recruiting: Kentucky". Scout.com. Scout.com. 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  5. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100625
  6. ^ "Interview With The Agent: Odell McCants". SportsAgentBlog.com. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  7. ^ "Patrick Patterson D-League statistics". basketball-reference. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Rockets recall Patterson". Rio Grande Valley Vipers. December 13, 2010. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ Durant scores 32 as Thunder top Houston 117-105
  10. ^ Yahoo! Sports box score
  11. ^ "Kings Complete Multiplayer Trade". NBA.com. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Raptors Acquire Vasquez, Salmons, Hayes & Patterson From Kings". NBA.com. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ Patrick Patterson Re-Signs With Raptors For Three-Years, $18M

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