Ron Patterson to attend Brewster Academy

  • 08/21/2012 8:58 am in

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.

“I think Ron is someone that can be an elite level athlete on the defensive end,” Smith said after his team’s 130-127 win at Freedom Hall. “He’s really active, people know how athletic he is vertically, but his lateral quickness is outstanding.”

With his decision to reclassify to 2013, Patterson’s recruitment will start over.

“It’s back open. A lot of schools have reached out,” Hawkins said. “His recruitment’s back open.”

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  • IUJeff

    Nothing was “done to him”. He didn’t make grades good enough to be admitted. Plain and simple. Geez..

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Different schools may also have different allotments for academically at-risk student[-athletes]. With a larger student body, Purdue may have more. I have no inside knowledge; just spitballing, here.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I do agree with that. while knowing eventually a page is turned I will never forget the ones who stuck it out. Guys like William Gladness , respected yes, but forgettable as well. Matt Roth, VJ3, and Tom Pritchard…never

  • Roth was listed as a senior last year and Creek is a redshirt junior this season.

  • Brklynhoosier

    Wow, Alex — thx for the response again. I guess, Roth only missed 1 yr. Given Creek missed 2-3 yrs, it’s only fair to give him the redshirt — I do hope he can come back/avoid future injury…

  • calbert40

    That is really high for a median score! Quite impressive.

  • calbert40

    That is really high for a median score! Quite impressive.