Travel Team: Upward Stars Carolinas
What Was Recently Said:
Given his seemingly nonstop production throughout the current travel ball season, it's really perplexing to try and make sense of Patton's recruitment (or lack thereof). At 6-foot-5 with IQ, skill, athleticism, and two-way versatility, it seems like more programs would be enticed by his ability to naturally cause matchup problems and impact all facets of the game. Patton scores from all levels, but knows how to utilize his size to take advantage of smaller opponents off the bounce. He's a strong, athletic finisher with the ability to play above the rim quite regularly. Patton handles and passes the ball well for his size/position and is capable of initiating the offense or finding opportunities as a cutter. He rebounds at a consistent rate, defends multiple positions, and applies excellent pressure as a transition threat. Again, Patton is someone who should hold more offers at this point in time. College coaches can watch him at our Summer Havoc on July 6-9.
What To Expect:
Although very little has changed for Patton, both in terms of his identity and general recruitment, he still feels extremely likely to enjoy a very productive high school season. His strong, athletic, versatile game allows him to naturally cause matchup problems for various types of opponents. He's arguably at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, but can also reliably post-up, knock down jumpers, and create opportunities for others. Patton utilizes his body really well to play through contact, both as a finisher and defender, and displays toughness on both ends of the floor. He defends multiple positions well, rebounds bigger than his listed height, and can adapt to various different roles offensively. Patton is also a consistent problem for opponents in transition. Given everything he's shown, Patton is more than deserving of scholarship offers. Expect him to have a notable senior campaign for Chambers.