Source: Ron Patterson will not attend Indiana this year

Indiana’s scholarship situation for next season appears to have reached a resolution.

According to a source close to Ron Patterson, the Broad Ripple product will not attend Indiana next season.

Patterson spent the summer in Bloomington and attended classes along with the other four signees in IU’s 2012 recruiting class.

Patterson could attempt to attend another four-year school immediately or could also go the junior college or prep school route, according to the source.

Dustin Dopirak of The Herald-Times reported that Patterson did not pass a faculty sponsorship screening process, which “is a program that is available for not only student athletes but any student whose grades and test scores do not necessarily qualify them for ‘automatic’ admission to Indiana, but that have good probabilities of being able to handle the necessary work and might often be able to bring other talents to the university.”

Patterson originally committed to Indiana in August of 2010 and was the second member of Indiana’s consensus top ten recruiting class for 2012.

“We think very highly of Ron and will continue to work with him as allowed to help him reach his goals,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said in a release. “He has the chance to do some special things for himself and his family and we will be supportive of whatever he chooses to do.”

As a senior at Broad Ripple, Patterson averaged 18.5 points, six rebounds, four assists and 2.5 steals per game.

He was expected to make an impact as a defensive presence this season Crean lauded that aspect of his game after signing day last fall.

“It goes back to the athleticism, the explosiveness, the willingness. He’s got a motor that’s really second to none. His hustle, his energy, especially on the defensive end, his desire to get to the basket. He knows what his improvement measurements have to be, we knows what they have to be, he needs to continue to do that this year for his team to win and he’ll get better along the way. When all their seasons are over, then we’ll really dive in to what they need to have here.

“He’s got a motor that’s as ready as it gets. Now getting the skills and the fundamentals and all those things inside that motor, decision making, those are the things that he’s got to continue to really work hard on. But, again, there’s a young man that continues to get better and better. You can’t really put into context a young man that has a plus-12 wingspan. I’ve never coached one, recruited one, let alone met one other than him. Maybe there is one, but I’ve never met one. When he stretches out and plays with that length, it’s a sight to behold.”

Patterson is expected to release a statement on Thursday.

Update: Here’s a statement from Patterson on his departure from Indiana, per The Hoosier Scoop:

“It is with disappointment that I won’t be part of the Indiana men’s basketball program. While it was an opportunity I didn’t fulfill, I am looking forward to learning from this and moving forward to another program. Having spoken with my parents, we are not entirely sure if I will enroll into a prep school or not for this year, but I am eligible to participate for the 2012-2013 season.

I’d like to thank Coach Crean and the coaching staff for their time and help this summer, especially Coach Buckley during this process, as well as the Indiana academic staff. I also truly want to thank the Indiana fan base. They have been visible since my commitment, and that type of support has been very appreciated.

Thank you.

Ron Patterson

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Exactly!!! Ron Patterson needs to know that we are still behind him and we still want him. Whether he would have been a freshman this year or he is one next year he is still family in my book.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I believe he will be and I want him to be.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Bumps in the road happen, but we still have a deep enough team to overcome this. AE will get more of a chance this year to show if he has it or not. Pulling for him to step up when needed.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I would throw up in my mouth a lot if he ended up playing for the coach down south who doesn’t have a drivers license.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I was ready for Ron to be the next AJ Moye. I feel Ron will still end up at Indiana.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    This was hilarious!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    This was hilarious!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    It was not about grades, but more so if Ron could meet Indiana’s own education standards and handle the course load. After the academic problems at the end of the Sampson tenure, Indiana is doing the right thing to make sure our athletes are good students first and foremost before they can be great basketball players.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I could be wrong, but in my heart I feel Ron will be a Hoosier if he goes to Juco or prep school. I want the best thing for Ron and his life. Especially after hearing how difficult it was in his area of town. Let’s pray Ron gets the best thing for his life to be a success story and thank him for everything he has done so far to help promote and stimulate the return of Indiana Basketball to national prominence.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Let’s pray (if you pray (if not it is cool)) Ron gets the best thing for his life to be a success story and thank him for everything he has done so far to help promote and stimulate the return of Indiana Basketball to national prominence. Ron you need to know we still believe in you and we still want you. One day, if you want it and work for it, I believe you will have a chance to be a star at Indiana. Life has setbacks, work hard and do what you do and I promise you will have a huge success story at IU and within the state of Indiana. DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOURSELF, AND DO NOT LET THIS CAUSE YOU TO GIVE UP ON INDIANA!!!!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Let’s pray (if you pray (if not it is cool)) Ron gets the best thing for his life to be a success story and thank him for everything he has done so far to help promote and stimulate the return of Indiana Basketball to national prominence. Ron you need to know we still believe in you and we still want you. One day, if you want it and work for it, I believe you will have a chance to be a star at Indiana. Life has setbacks, work hard and do what you do and I promise you will have a huge success story at IU and within the state of Indiana. DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOURSELF, AND DO NOT LET THIS CAUSE YOU TO GIVE UP ON INDIANA!!!!

  • transplantedhoosier

    I have to say that I’m a little disappointed with the IU fans over the last week. I hate to sound preachy, but the reactions to the Trey Lyles decision and Ron Patterson’s current situation have been too harsh, to say the least. First of all, let’s keep in mind that both of the young men are teenagers. Let’s also keep in mind that most of us at least chronologically qualify as adults. Sometimes I think we all live a little too vicariously through these teens. If Trey Lyles wants to take some time to come to a college decision, he should do so. If he decides to go somewhat other than IU, let him do it. No teenager should every be criticized for mulling his/her options when it comes to college. Yes, he verbally committed, but he didn’t sign on the dotted line. I hope he ends up at IU, but if he doesn’t, IU basketball, and our lives, will go on.

    Now, to the more current issue, Ron Patterson. I can’t say how awful I feel for this kid. First of all, to not get the opportunity to live your dream after it was all but promised to you has to be one of the biggest punches to the gut that one can receive. To have that fate aired publicly (especially in a basketball crazy place like Indiana) has to be crushing. Finally, to have numerous people speculating about it and making derogatory comments has to be killing him. Let’s back off the young man a little bit. I’m sure he’s feeling bad enough right now. There’s no need to compound the issue.

    I know this post will likely lead to some derisive comments from others. I know I’ll probably hear that I’m a member of the “everyone should get a trophy” group (I’m not, by the way). However, I think we need to keep in mind that we’re dealing with a couple of teenagers here. While it’s great to love IU basketball (Trust me, love is not a strong enough word in my household), we shouldn’t tie too much happiness to the decisions of a 16-year-old and unfortunate failures of an 18-year-old. Let’s lay off these guys for a little while and hope things work out for them in the future. Best of luck to Ron, and I hope Trey will continue to consider (and once again commit) to IU.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    It was based on university standards, not the NCAA. ^^^^^^ I have to wonder if this poster is really an Indiana fan or someone posing……..

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I have to agree and we need to get some positive momentum rolling. Trey we want you, and Ron we want you. Don’t give up on Indiana regardless of any situation, hearsay, or offer dangled in front of you. You will never regret it when it is your time to put on the candy stripes. We are behind both of you completely!!!

  • ben

    wait now roth is on right?????

  • ben

    wait now roth is on right?????

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    No we are still at our limit. If Roth wants to play he can, but he must pay tuition and walk on as a grad student to utilize his 5th year of eligibility.

  • IUFAN87

    No but with HP still under investigation over his AAU last summer and possibility MC might not be healthy ( Wish I hope neither happens) could lead to roth picking up a scholly so we will see but lets pray nothing else goes wrong. As much as I would love to see Roth would hate to lose any one else on this team.

  • http://twitter.com/hoosiersmitty HoosierSmitty

    I was really looking forward to seeing your athleticism on display in the Cream and Crimson, Ron. Come out of this stronger, and best of luck in the future.

  • http://twitter.com/hoosiersmitty HoosierSmitty

    It’s a product of the age of social media. Any “big” mouth can hide behind a computer and type-blast someone to death.

  • 888

    My hearts just broken for this kid. He may be the most important player in IU hoops history who will never play a game for IU. He brought exictment to our program with his commitment when every other top recruit was saying ” NO THANKS”. Its a huge loss for Ron and a huge loss for IU. With that being said I wouldnt have it any other way. This is what seperates IU from the UKs of the world. You have to be a student at IU and most places thats been lost. Good luck Ron and go IU!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.williamson.90 Charles Williamson

    shady would have been someone becoming academically eligible when they actually were not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.williamson.90 Charles Williamson

    shady would have been someone becoming academically eligible when they actually were not.

  • Andrew

    Ron Patterson released a statement this afternoon. Perhaps you read it. His second sentence: “While it was an opportunity I didn’t fulfill, I am looking forward to learning from this and moving forward to another program.” I guess I did have a crystal ball after all, how about that? Thanks for the lecture, though.

  • SCHoosier

    U can bet the competing recruiters will tie the scholarship issue and Patterson “not getting int” together..that combined with the Lyles decision gives the bad guys fodder for the food fight.

  • SCHoosier

    Better to have indentified Ron’s shortcomings now and get them attended too rather than have him struggle and flunk out after a freshman year.

  • AJ_IU_ColtsFan

    What’s there in that comment to be derisive about? I agree fully. Too many people get too worked up over IUBB news. You’re right on the money with that.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I have been pulling and praying for Mo so hard. If he came back and played 80% of what he was he will still have a nice stretch at IU.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I have been pulling and praying for Mo so hard. If he came back and played 80% of what he was he will still have a nice stretch at IU.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I think I follow you. I didn’t say anything about being shady though.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Indeed

  • http://twitter.com/IUMitchell Deon M

    I feel bad for BUSS he had a better chance of cracking the rotation then AE. 7ft wing span. JESUS. Grades over Talent any day. If grades always been a question Recruit the guy and send him to PREP school. Don’t recruit other members of his AAU team . Makes me feel BUSS was just like AE. Used to get other player to commit. Jeremy and Cody. Just my opinion.

    Donnie Hale from PUke was told if people returned to school he had to go to prep school. JJ and E’twaun return and DH went prep school.

    I wish the article was more like Ron Patterson will attend IU next year after a stint in PREP school to get his grades up . No no no it didn’t happen this way. Which leads to other questions and speculation. What is Crean phone number I want to ask him personally. Lol

    All and all I will love every player on the roster every year of my life. Regardless. Banner 6

  • http://www.facebook.com/charles.williamson.90 Charles Williamson

    my bad, that was in response to someone posting a few lines ahead of you.

  • 323SGrant

    No Ron Patterson at IU. I’m bummed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/btown1056 Brian Workman

    Wow did your wife leave you or something cause you seem in a bad mood. As a life IU fan I do care, ALOT, about what our basketball coaches do. After Davis and Sampson we have learnt to pay close attention to what are coaches are doing. A Sheriff relative to IU basketball?, I think all us true fans have are one, its what makes us the best fan base in the country.

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