Today, Indiana has offered another class of 2021 prospect, Trey Patterson from Rutgers (NJ) Prep and member of Team Rio AAU basketball club. 247Composite rankings have the 6’7″, 170 lb small forward rated as a 4-star prospect (0.9896) and No. 26 overall. In recently updated ratings, ESPN has given Trey Patterson an 84, and he is the 43rd ranked overall prospect in the ESPN100.
He joins a growing list of 2021 Indiana basketball offers.
Trey Patterson has received numerous offers thus far from schools including Auburn, Cincinnati, UConn, Florida, Georgetown, Georgia, Maryland, Rutgers, NC State, Tennessee, Miami, UCLA, Villanova, Xavier, TCU, and Wake Forest. Expect more schools to jump on this athletic wing from the East Coast.
As the number one player from the state of New Jersey, Trey Patterson currently plays on Team Rio National in the U17 squad as the only 2021 prospect among class of 2020 players. He is the only 4-star member on the team as well, but plays alongside Mikeal Brown-Jones and Taj Thweatt who are each 3-star prospects. He has been trending upwards in recent games and in the Philly Live 2019 at Jefferson University, he dominated with 35 points, 20 rebounds and 8 assists over two wins.
Trey Patterson: Game Breakdown
Trey Patterson is an athletic wing that already has the speed and quickness of a high major athlete. He is a high-flying athlete that can maintain hangtime after takeoff, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the court. One can’t help but to compare Trey with Troy Williams in terms of athleticism.
Patterson has room to bulk his 170 pound frame and gain additional strength. At 6-foot-7, Patterson is lanky but his leaping abilities help offset the need for pure, brute strength at the high school level. Trey Patterson fits the mold of an Archie Miller-type wing that can stretch the floor, be a pest in passing lanes with great length and size, and also handle the ball on occasion.
He has a smooth one-motion shooting stroke and can hit shots from behind the arc; however, he will need to work on where he releases the ball in his shooting form. Trey has a tendency to shoot the ball closer to his face, rather than clearly above his head. Even he if receives a high pass from a teammate, he dips the ball first closer to his waist, which is a habit that coaches at the next level will try to break.
Defensively, Patteson has work to do as he can be slow to return back on transition. When set properly on the defensive-end, he can use his height and wingspan to cover a large radius both in the paint as well as along the perimeter. Trey Patterson can round out his game by focusing on improving his lateral movement, specifically on defense.
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