Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Trey Patterson Moving All the Way Up to the #1 Spot in the Class of 2021

Trey Patterson already a consensus Top 5 player nationally on every ranking board; currently #3 on the player rankings – we have been waiting for Patterson to become comfortable being a star.  The transformation occurred in Washington, DC at the Elevate Hoops Proving Ground.  What we saw was a very confident player but it's not cockiness.

Patterson rebounded, put the ball on the floor, defended multiple positions, should a phenomenal change of pace and change of direction along with lateral movement – he was explosive and showed scary athleticism.  He was an excellent scorer and did it in a variety of ways at every level effectively; he showed the propensity to get to the free-throw line always the sign a pure scorer and not just a shooter.

At a true 6’7 and growing Patterson possesses an excellent mid-range game and can get to the rim against anyone and shoot or finish over anyone. He also has all the athleticism to be an elite guy and is an unselfishly good passer. A true star in the making and frankly it may be a foregone conclusion for Patterson to matriculate into the #1 spot in the class.  There is no one who is close at it pertains to the total package and combination of size and skill.   There is a premium on this and a model that scouts look for at the next level; the bottom-line is that many of Patterson’s boxes are checked.  Having named the last for ESPN #1 players when introduced as freshman/sophomores we take this position and title seriously – Patterson has grown and developed into potentially the nation’s best player in class and has done it by meeting very specific developmental milestones.

Documentation beats conversation and this past weekend Patterson produced stat-lines that included a 30-point, 16 – rebound, 2- assist effort against a tough Havoc Team and highlighted his weekend against the current #2 ranked player Ryan Conway putting up  25-points, 12-rebounds, 4-assit, 2-blocks, and a steal leading his team to a win – this head-to-head match-up was the statement Patterson has been looking to make for the past 24-months and he did it in impressive fashion averaging 20ppg and 11 rebounds over the weekend and 15ppg and 9 rebounds on the season – and he is literally getting better each time he steps onto the court!
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The Class of 2021 Get's Lucky - America Meet New Phenom 6'11 Chuks Lucky Isitua

The “Say Yes to Success” group made up of scouts, trainers, and coaches reaching all the way to the NBA ranks recently brought us the #2 ranked player in Charles “Big Ticket” Bassey who has taken the country by storm.
Previously we have introduced you to Chol Mariel the 7’3 man-child and there is a continuous and active pipeline now more than ever since the NBA Without Borders Program has begun operation.
Bassey isn’t the only player in their group (“Say Yes to Success, Inc.)  of imports who are doing damage on the hardwood; many of their prospects are soaring up the national rankings at the high school.
2021 Chuks Lucky Isitua 6'11
Yet there is one player who hasn’t reached High School yet who is beginning to garner national attention; class of 2021, Chuks Lucky Isitua who stands 6’11 with 7-foot + wing-span.  Isitua showed us a high energy package, finished well in spots but is still very raw on the offensive end.  He showed solid awareness and rebounding ability outside of his area and the shots he didn’t block he altered a ton. His defense and rebounding is what currently make him special – staying on his feet avoiding foul trouble as he goes after every shot, even the fakes now.
He will need to continue to work to add some offense to his game but he competes at a high level and can dominate the game defensively right now. With continued training he looks now to be a high major power forward with tremendous upside.  Residing on the West Coast currently look for him to appear consistently in the Top 5 in the country when rankings are updated.
Also keep a very close eye on the “Say Yes to Success. Inc.” group the players unlike some other importers seem to consistently perform to a high level and make noise regardless of when they are introduced to the market.