Denver Double Pump Video: Ron Patterson

Broad Ripple guard Ron Patterson was the second player to join Indiana’s 2012 recruiting class in August of 2010 when the junior gave a verbal pledge to the Hoosiers.

Here’s a new collection of video highlights of the Indianapolis City Player of the Year from the Double Pump tournament that was held earlier this month out in Denver. Thanks to ITH reader Stephen for providing the film of all four Indiana Elite games:

  • http://weeklycritiquely.blogspot.com/ IUfanPurduePhD

    I think the issue with Buss will be shot selection, as it looks like he’s developed a nice, consistent jumper.

    Anyone else give out a little yell at the 1:08 mark?

  • Vlad the Inhaler

    He is such a baller.

  • Anonymous

    i agree…his jumper is consistent.. same smooth stroke no matter if he’s from 8 feet or 18 feet

    and the 1:08 mark? my goodness

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    Ron was crazy fun to watch and man what a nice kid. He loves to follow everyone elses shot and he will go get it over everyone and ram it home. O And I am pretty sure that was me screaming like a little girl this whole video. Man Alex you are good!

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    You are right, He has no conscience

  • JerryCT

    I only have these highlights to go by but my initial reaction is that he has the best all around skills of any 2011 or 2012 recruits ( excluding CZ ).

    Why ?

    + a true jump shot at the peak of his jump, good arc and not easily blocked
    + takes the bump and still has the body control to score
    + plays defense hard but not in this video
    + can be found and able to score anywhere on the floor
    + potentially another point guard with serious penetration potential

    I love all the kids but I suspect he has more versatility to plug and play wherever he is needed.

  • Diesel

    Thanks for the video.

  • Diesel

    Jerry, we definitely need a defensive highlight video on Ron. His stance, length, speed, strength, and leaping ability gives him all the tools to be a lock down defender.

  • Anonymous

    Good analysis.I think that Ron can be a leader like Quinn Buckner, with even better offensive skills. Indiana could really use a “captain”!

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    Alex needs help helping us ! ITH is what it is all about and I am just excited that I could give back. Its INDIANA

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    Hanner, Jeremy, and Ron.

  • MillaRed

    Guys I am excited about Buss as I am anyone. He is a great example of why rankings mean dink.

    Round up the top 30 wings on Rivals and ask them who wants to check Ron? Anyone?

    I just don’t see how he isn’t on the floor immediately. We don’t have anyone else coming in like him.

  • JerryCT

    I am impressed at how quickly he gets in the air. Some guys can jump but not quickly ( eg Watford ). Then some guys can jump and do it very quickly ( eg Bill Walton ).

  • Anonymous

    This is a guy who will continue to improve year-over-year in his play. I think he will have an incredible impact on and off the stat sheet his junior and senior year and will be a fan favorite.

    I really like Buss. I am excited for him to join the Hoosiers!

  • JerryCT

    So CTC offered Abell formally . What if he says YES ?

    Off subject but I have this image in the back of my mind of WS and AE having mini-wars at practice trying to out shoot, out defend, out dunk each other. Both kids have an attitude

  • Anonymous

    I love me some Ron Patterson. Commiting so early will hurt his national rankings, but who really cares about that. He reminds me of a bigger E’twan Moore. If he can learn to really take it to the basket like Eric Gordon, then he can be dangerous. I am extrememly excited to see this guy in an IU uni.

  • Anonymous

    Buss is the reason that I feel we don’t NEED Harris. He might be the most complete player coming in the ’12 class. I think he is incredibly underrated.

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    Wait till you see Hollowell play, WOW, he reminds me of Calbert but more aggresive(no joke)But they(Buss & Jer.) allready play together like they have been doing it for years.This whole class is underated, Buss, Jeremy, and Peter! and I agree we dont need Harris(dont tell anyone I said that please).

  • unclekerfuffle

    Jerry:

    Good point.

    I hope we have lots of “mini-wars” in practice. That is when synergy kicks in.

    I hope the entire team develops attitude. So far I think we only have four or five players who demonstate that attitude on a consistent basis.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I love JH, too, but I think Buss is a little ahead of him defensively, but that is solely based on scouting reports I have read.

    We don’t need Harris, but I think we will agree that we’d LOVE to have him still!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I offered up a little yell!

    I liked the spin move in the lane at about :45. He is going to be tough!

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    Yes I agree totaly on all of that!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The interesting thing for me, is that we have recruited one guy for each natural position on the floor 1-5. Could they all start together at some point in the season? If one or more is bested in practice, I’ll be happy the best 5 players are playing, but it would be cool to see it happen at least once maybe in pre-conference play. Can I put in a request for Night of the Living Red 2012 now? Freshman/Sophmores versus Juniors/Seniors As of now each team would have 7 players, and some amazing match ups!

  • IU2012

    Buss is the reason why Harris is not going to be an absolute NEED if he doesn’t make up his mind. If Gary decides against the Hoosiers and goes to MSU, for example, I would put my money on Buss shutting him down….That being said, Gary, please come to IU so we can put up another banner!!!

  • MillaRed

    I thought about it too but who bounces Cody out of the starting lineup? Not sure that’s going to happen.

    Can they all be on the floor at some point? Maybe. But CTC isn’t going there. Too traditional.

  • Anonymous

    FORGET G HARRIS…BUS is Awesome and can legit play the 2 guard!!

  • CreamandCrimson

    I think we all love the tenacity and well-rounded game Buss will bring to the Hoosiers. However, both he and Moore are 6’3″ so Patterson isn’t going to be a bigger Moore. A big positive Patterson has are his long arms. I saw him play a couple of times live including this year’s sectional at Broad Ripple. The first thing that stands out are his arms. I don’t know what his wingspan is but I am willing to bet it is 6’7″ or so. He should be an absolute menace on the perimeter.

  • Dfitz

    That is exactly what has been missing from the teams practices for the last 3 years. No one to push anybody else to be better! Usually it is the upperclassmen but we are in the process of doing it in reverse till the talent level is regulated.

  • jcopey

    The best thing about Ron and most of our other 2012 recruits is that they are all 4-tool guys – they can Shoot, Pass, Dribble & Defend. Right now, our guys have strengths but glaring Achilles Heels. Add Zeller, Ferrell, Hollowell and Patterson, and you have 4 guys without any glaring weaknesses. That will add up to points scored, and points defended. . .

    I keep forgetting that they all have another year to mature as well. (as well as our 2009 / 2010 classes).

  • Anonymous

    I think he looks stronger “bigger” than Moore, especially when in High school. Plus he is only like 17 years old, so he could still grow a couple more inches. He has said that he wants to improve his handle, so I think he has that Gordon-type player in mind. He could be an early NBA guy if he improves like he can, plus like you said, he has freakish long arms.

  • http://www.vccm.net/ iubase

    I agree…impressive video…nice jumper and spin move, and able to dunk at will: and his strength is defense….He was also the one that helped to open the flood gates…great get…tough kid with a BTen body…

  • Derbus

    You all are silly! typing that we don’t NEED Garry Harris is ludicrous . . . look at where Indiana was last year. What if there are a few injuries to key players? Go after the BEST and let everything unfold as it will. Totally surprised by any comment about a top 50 player, top 14 in Harris’s case not being needed. OMFG!

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    First thing I noticed also, man they are long.

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    Gosh , no Gary no baner. You are saying we need all of the top 10 players in every class, you are wrong we do not need all and one is not going to make or break when you have such a strong class. Would love to have Harris but he is not the only top 50 player we wont be landing in 2012 and I do believe we will be great without. OMFG

  • kentuckyHOOSIER

    Still think he will be the glue guy at IU . He might not be the best of that class , but i think he might very well be the most valuable . Ive said this many many times . CANT WAIT

  • Anonymous

    Dont see either one as a none and done

  • Anonymous

    Dont see either one as a none and done

  • http://www.prinsportsblog.com BGleas

    Agree with your point about “do it all” players. I’ve been saying for a while on various sites that IMO one of the biggest things that plagues us right now is that we have too many “one-way” players. Forget dribble-drive vs. motion, defensive schemes, etc. Those things will be important when we’re competitive again, but right now we need talent and player development.

    Look at last season:

    We had Hulls, VJ3, Watford, Elston that were basically offensive players and provided very little on the defensive end.

    We also had Pritchard, VO, Sheehey, Rivers and Moore to an extent that were all basically defensive players and offerend very little on offense.

    That’s far too many specialists. It’s ok to have a defensive stopper or a instant-offense guy, but when you basically have a roster full of guys that are specialists you’re going to lose a lot of games.

    In 2011 we add Zeller who will contribute on both ends, but we need Sheehey and VO to develop into consistent offensive threats. We need Watford, VJ3 and Hulls to pick it up on defense and we need to hope that Zeller’s presence allows Pritch to be more effective on offense.

  • http://www.prinsportsblog.com BGleas

    Agree with your point about “do it all” players. I’ve been saying for a while on various sites that IMO one of the biggest things that plagues us right now is that we have too many “one-way” players. Forget dribble-drive vs. motion, defensive schemes, etc. Those things will be important when we’re competitive again, but right now we need talent and player development.

    Look at last season:

    We had Hulls, VJ3, Watford, Elston that were basically offensive players and provided very little on the defensive end.

    We also had Pritchard, VO, Sheehey, Rivers and Moore to an extent that were all basically defensive players and offerend very little on offense.

    That’s far too many specialists. It’s ok to have a defensive stopper or a instant-offense guy, but when you basically have a roster full of guys that are specialists you’re going to lose a lot of games.

    In 2011 we add Zeller who will contribute on both ends, but we need Sheehey and VO to develop into consistent offensive threats. We need Watford, VJ3 and Hulls to pick it up on defense and we need to hope that Zeller’s presence allows Pritch to be more effective on offense.

  • http://www.prinsportsblog.com BGleas

    Agree with your point about “do it all” players. I’ve been saying for a while on various sites that IMO one of the biggest things that plagues us right now is that we have too many “one-way” players. Forget dribble-drive vs. motion, defensive schemes, etc. Those things will be important when we’re competitive again, but right now we need talent and player development.

    Look at last season:

    We had Hulls, VJ3, Watford, Elston that were basically offensive players and provided very little on the defensive end.

    We also had Pritchard, VO, Sheehey, Rivers and Moore to an extent that were all basically defensive players and offerend very little on offense.

    That’s far too many specialists. It’s ok to have a defensive stopper or a instant-offense guy, but when you basically have a roster full of guys that are specialists you’re going to lose a lot of games.

    In 2011 we add Zeller who will contribute on both ends, but we need Sheehey and VO to develop into consistent offensive threats. We need Watford, VJ3 and Hulls to pick it up on defense and we need to hope that Zeller’s presence allows Pritch to be more effective on offense.

  • Anonymous

    Look, Harris is great, and I hope he plays for us, but I don’t think we have to have him in order to have a great team in 2012 and beyond. CTC is “going after the best.” The point is that I (along with a lot of others) think that Buss is underrated. He is going to be great, and having one SG of his capabilities in the class is phenomenal. Having two would be icing on the cake…but not a NEED!

    2012 wings: Mo, VO, WS, AE, Hollowell and Buss. Also, you might see CW playing minutes there too. That’s half the roster that plays the same position without Harris. And they are all legitimate guys who will fight for minutes.

    We have to keep a few scholarships tucked away for PGs and bigs!

  • Anonymous

    No way Jurkin moves CZ out. I think CZ will probably start from Day 1, Freshman year.

    The one that intrigues me is can Jordy hold off Yogi at the 1 his senior year? CTC may have to play Yogi at the 1 and Jordy at SG.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think I’m putting Jordan Hulls at the 2 with the stockpile of guys at that position.

  • Anonymous

    That’s my first thought too, but do you think Hulls can keep Yogi on the bench at the 1? I guess they could do a 50/50 split, but I have a feeling that Yogi could be really tough to keep on the pine.

  • MillaRed

    Well, we’re back to the traditional, right and wrong, devotion to upperclassmen debate on this one.

    Put it this way, Yogi is ready right now. Jordy will have to continue to improve to keep his job.

    Yogi is just special.

  • MillaRed

    One thing about the NBA, so many teams have been burned by drafting these projects. Neither of these guys are of the John Wall, Derrick Rose mold.

    They both need the college game to improve.

  • Anonymous

    That’s how I feel about it, too. What a great problem to have in a couple years: too many good players!!

  • Anonymous

    NBA potential ?

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