Less than a week after learning he would not be admitted to Indiana for the fall semester, Ron Patterson arrived at a decision on where he’ll attend school next year.
Patterson will attend Brewster Academy, a prep school in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
He announced the decision on his Twitter account late last night.
A few notable Brewster alumni include Mitch McGary (Michigan), Will Barton (Memphis), T.J. Warren (North Carolina State) and Thomas Robinson (Kansas).
“His family just discussed the pros and cons of everything and Brewster will get him ready athletically and academically for that next year when he attends college,” Patterson’s AAU coach, Chris Hawkins, told Inside the Hall. “It’s just the best situation and he’s not rushing into a decision as far as how late in the game it was especially with school starting. I think it’ll help him next year when he attends another school.”
Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith coached Patterson, Jeremy Hollowell and Hanner Perea in the Derby Festival Classic last April in Louisville.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Led by 17 points from 2012 Indianapolis Star Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris, the Indiana All-Stars completed a sweep of the Kentucky All-Stars, 83-73, on Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Kentucky All-Stars held a 41-40 lead at halftime, and led early in the second half, but a 30-5 second half run pushed the Indiana All-Stars to their ninth straight win in the series.
IU signee Ron Patterson was one of three Indiana All-Stars in double figures with 14 points in 20 minutes. The Broad Ripple product also had four rebounds.
Ferrell, the runner-up in Mr. Basketball voting, had six points, four assists, two steals and two rebounds in 23 minutes and Hollowell chipped in nine points, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals in 16 minutes.
Watch and listen to the Indiana All-Stars postgame press conference and comments from Hollowell in the embedded media players below:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Indiana All-Stars entered Friday night’s meeting with the Kentucky All-Stars at Freedom Hall as heavy favorites.
The 13-man Indiana roster features 13 Division I signees, nine of which will attend high-major programs.
The 12-man Kentucky roster, by comparison, has just four Division I signees.
But for most of the second half, the talent discrepancy didn’t seem to matter as Kentucky led for several possessions in the final ten minutes.
And just as the Kentucky All-Stars seemed poised to take a lead after R.J. Hunter missed a pair of free throws with 24.7 seconds remaining, Yogi Ferrell made a play.
With his team clinging to an 86-85 lead, Ferrell intercepted a pass from Kentucky’s Adam Wing which led to a transition dunk by Glenn Robinson III to give the Indiana All-Stars an 88-85 cushion.
“I forget who else was down there, but they came up to the ball, so I knew he was going to pass that down. He had no other option,” Ferrell said Wing’s pass that he was able to intercept. “I just ran down the floor as quick as I could. I figured he’d pass it and I just stole it.”
Kentucky could only manage an off balance 3-point attempt from Alan Stenzel in the final seconds and two subsequent free throws by Hunter with 1.3 seconds left sealed a 90-85 win for Indiana.
Mr. Basketball Gary Harris paced four players in double figures for the Indiana All-Stars with 20 points.
Ferrell finished with 10 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Ron Patterson added nine points, three rebounds, two assists and a block and Jeremy Hollowell had two points and six rebounds.
With a narrow win in Kentucky’s home court under their belt, Ferrell said he and his teammates must defend better on Saturday night when the series shifts to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
A pair of future Indiana teammates — Yogi Ferrell and Ron Patterson — were among five players in double figures for the Indiana Senior All-Stars in their 104-97 victory over the Junior All-Stars on Monday night at Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium at Seymour High School.
Patterson came off the bench to score 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and added four rebounds, three assists and two steals while Ferrell started at point guard and finished with 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds.
Watch high-definition quality footage of both players from the exhibition in the embedded media player below: