Video: Ron Patterson at the 2011 Metro Indianapolis Fall League

  • 10/06/2011 10:34 am in

Broad Ripple senior guard Ron Patterson is one of four Indiana commitments (along with Collin Hartman, Devin Davis and Yogi Ferrell) playing in the 2011 Metropolitan Indianapolis Fall League. The league takes place on Sunday nights from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Noblesville Boys & Girls Club.

Inside the Hall was in attendance for the league’s opening night and we’ve compiled over two minutes of Patterson video which is available in the embedded media player below. (Note: You can expand the video to full screen by using the arrows in the bottom right hand corner of the player.)

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  • Lucasgarcia20

    Shows he has a lot of natural athletic gifts including a huge wingspan.  However, it will be crucial for him to really focus on fundamental skills that he will need to perfect if he wants to make an impact at the B10 level. Raw but shows a lot of potential!

  • Joe B

    1:35 mark.. are you kidding me?! Takes like half of a step and gets up quick to dunk the missed shot.  Ron and Hanner are going to bring a new level of athleticism to this team (VO and WS excluded).

  • Anonymous

    Don’t see him leaving early at all…. but… having said that if you look back over the years at just about any really good team you will find a RP type of player on all of their rosters. IMHO he is the kind of player that you compliment with say 1 or 2 other top knotch four year players and 1 or 2 of the, ” it’s not a matter of if they will leave early for the NBA but when will they leave ” type of players. I guess what I’m trying to say is unless you’re creating a NBA farm team (cough cough pUKe vomit vomit) pretty much every year you and want to be successful you have to have the kind of player I think RP will be at IU.

  • Anonymous

    We need a strong shooting guard so bad! If Harris says no, our options next year are Ron, Maurice, Victor, or Austin.     We know Ron and Victor can defend, and we know Maurice and Austin can shoot.       But can any of the four do both??        Ron and Victor both have been described as “streaky” shooters, and with Mo’s knee and Austin’s lack of elite athleticism expecting them to defend the best 2 guards in the leauge seems to be a stretch.        To me Victor probably will have the edge next year being a Junior, but Ron has the most potential, and if he is putting up 1,000 shots a day and can become consistent from 3 could bump out Victor by mid season.

  • Southport 65

    This kid has a great jump shot, can pass and handle the ball. He will be IMHO the glue that holds a great team together plus he is a great defender. He is going to surprise some folks.
    There is a lot of talk about Yogi, Hanner, and Hollowell but this kid can play!

  • jslice

    all i see when i watch him is rod wilmont…and that makes me so happy.

  • SuhrEric

    Ron’s stroke on his jumper is pretty. I think he is going to overachieve when he gets onto campus based on what people think he is capable of. I like his game a lot.

  • Iuspike1321

    His offensive game isn’t as polished as we would like. However, his strength is defense and he can get to the rim it seems like at will. He just has to learn to finish when he gets their. Good guy to draw a lot of fouls and can hit the outside shot as well. If he attacks the rebounds it looks as if he could get a few offensive boards a game and that would be huge as well.

  • base

    Someone send Patterson an application to Pistol Pete’s Ball Handling Academy. Maybe he can become the player that we expect of him. There is a reason he’s ranked # 136 in Rivals new rankings. He is going to have to improve his handles if he’s going to find a position on the court. I sense he’s just getting by on athleticism alone. He needs someone to put a white hot burning desire in his heart because there are a number of Patterson’s that get left behind because they were out worked by even lesser athletes. I’m tough on this kid because I like him.

  • KZ Hoosier fan

    Just me, but I think Patterson is the most underrated player in the ’12 recruiting class.  I think he will surprise a lot of people.  Hard worker, makes hustle plays.  Shot looks much improved as well.  Get him to b-town

  • clownbaby

    couldn’t agree more, loved watching rod play and ron reminds me of him in both strengths and weaknesses 

  • Dtfree

    RP is the one who took most of the summer away from the run and gun AAU circut to work on his game. Remember C. Cheney, he wasn’t the biggest deal when recruited to IU, but became better than all of that class of stars.

  • MillaRed

    There are a lot of Big Ten fans that are going to say, “Who is that kid?” And subsequently hate facing him.

  • Tom

    What in those clips indicate his ball handling is poor? It looked pretty good to me especially on those dribble drive moves where he blew past anyone who guarded.

  • rhino2125

    My man BUSS….I absolutely love Ron and what he brings to the table for IU!  He can flat out play and does so with a nice lil swagger.  It is an absolute joke at the ranking he’s been placed at due to an early commit and not playin in the last part of AAU.  Ron, please come to Bloomington ready to work your a** off brother….You have mad skills and gifts that can take you and the hoosiers a LONG way.  Can’t wait for you to strap up in the stripes and turn heads my man!  Make the Movement a reality…

  • wmrobinson717

    I didn’t think his handles were elite in this video, but i also feel like he wasn’t competing with all his heart like he will during school ball and at IU.  He was the biggest/strongest/quickest kid on the court and playing point the whole time.  I think he knows no one could guard him and was looser than usual.

  • Anonymous

    The pieces and the swagger are are there…get him to Bloomington.

  • Kelin Blab

    Seems to be handling the ball better and shooting more comfortably. Leaving the AAU scene wasn’t so bad after all.

  • Tgunap85

    He reminds me of a smaller Paul Pierce

  • Bleeding Crimson

    Alex,
    Two thing that I’ve notice on all three…they like to drive the lane and create the foul but more impressed that they all are hitting their free throws.  Did you only show when they hit or edit out the missed shots.  And what are their FT percentages?
    Just curious if you have the time.
    Also, I have a personal question that might behoove you…what is you personal email?
    BC

  • Shime

    I have been saying that he is vastly underrated for some time. Cannot wait to get him candy stripes.