Friday, December 12, 2014

Trey Patterson the Pride of New Jersey Shines at Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic

6'3 Trey Patterson #3 In the Country 2021

Trey Patterson has an incredible combination of size, length, and skill that is almost unprecedented at this early stage of his development. He shoots the ball with deep range, has a high and compact release to get his shot off at virtually any point, and is equally proficient at scoring at an elite level from beyond the stripe, the mid-range, and the foul line.  Needless to say the kid can flat out shoot the rock; often times not even moving the net.

The Pride of the Garden State played in two age groups at the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic leading both his 2021 and playing up a year at 2020, to the championship game.  Along the way Patterson had multiple games were he dropped in 20+ points – scoring very efficiently and shooting an extremely high percentage.  The new tool in the tool box for Trey is his ability to control the painted area – his defensive ability and shot blocking have improved exponentially and one of the kindest soft spoken kids on the circuit is even developing a little bit of a mean streak!  

Patterson is big and skilled and from watching him closely his trajectory may be more so of a highly skilled stretch four vs a true wing.  He is a legit 6’3 right now and pushing 6’4 AND HE IS ONLY 12 YEARS OLD FOLKS. He has grown almost two inches since last year and is most certainly not done yet gauging from his big feet and lanky frame.  Parental size and current growth trajectory scream 6’9 at minimum – remember 12 years old; with a functional handle, solid court vision, passing skills, and a knock down jump shot and shot blocking ability.  This package is looking very similar to a Harrison Barns or Terrance Jones versus your traditional scoring three with the biggest notation being the defensive translation and guarding on the defensive end.  Without question as he continues to develop he will have an advantage at the stretch on both ends of the court and frankly will become a match up nightmare long term.

Even with him coming up a little short this weekend at the Basketball Spotlight Tip Off Classic as it pertains to championships – Patterson has nothing to be ashamed of as he did everything you would expect and more from the #3 players in the country ~ with respect to the Garden State  – Trey Patterson you are the their real MVP!

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