At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Jordan Patton of Chambers.

We’ve seen Patton countless times over the years, where we most recently stated, “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.”

Since then, Patton has continued to maintain his status as a model of sheer consistency. It’s really strange for a player with his skillset, intangibles, and constant level of production to have such little traction within his recruitment. He possesses IQ, toughness, versatility, and a quality amount of skill for his size/position. Patton can initiate the offense, get others involved as a playmaker, and apply scoring pressure from anywhere inside the arc. He rebounds like a big man and defends multiple positions with relative ease. Patton is a strong, physical athlete with long arms and a high motor. This season, he’s averaging 14.2 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 2.6 APG, and 1.4 SPG while shooting 55% from the floor and 76% from the line. Given his visible growth throughout the years, it feels like Patton will be a successful player wherever he ends up.