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IU Basketball Recruiting: Hoosiers Offer Class of 2021 Trey Patterson

Indiana continues to focus on long versatile wings as they expand their reach geographically in the class of 2021.

The latest incoming high school junior to receive a scholarship offer from IU is Somerset, New Jersey based prospect Trey Patterson.

Patterson announced the offer today on Twitter.

The 6-foot-8, 5-star rated Patterson plays for Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, New Jersey and for Team Rio on the UAA Circuit.  He averaged 19 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Rutgers Prep.

Playing up a year on the UAA Circuit, Patteson is averaging 8.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest in games during the spring.

Patterson is the No. 26 ranked player nationally in the 2021 class according to the 247Sports Composite.  He is rated as the No. 1 player in New Jersey according to that same service.

Eric Watkins of recruiting service 247Sports gave this assessment today after his performance over the weekend:

“Patterson is ranked as high as he is nationally because of his versatility and college-ready basketball body. He has good strength at this stage and the frame to add more. Patterson is a good ball-handler and passer who generally makes the correct decision with the ball. He can knock down the three-point shot or use his size and handle to get into the lane for mid-range jumpers or lay-ups at the rim. He is communicative with teammates, contributes on the glass, and willingly defends.”

The IU coaching staff has been in contact with Patterson for well over a year, and Indiana prioritized him earlier this month, reportedly reaching out on the first day that contact was allowed on June 15.

Patterson also holds offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Florida, Georgetown, Georgia, Maryland, N.C. State, Rutgers, TCU, Tennessee, UCLA, Wake Forest and Xavier according to 247Sports.

You can see IU’s complete list 2021 prospects here.


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