Nevada Basketball: Oregon Transfer Addison Patterson Commits to the Wolf Pack
Patterson fills Nevada’s last scholarship
The Wolf Pack complete their roster with the addition of former top-50 recruit Addison Patterson.
Sometimes things just have a way of working themselves out. As second-year head coach Steve Alford completed his roster on Thursday with the commitment of Oregon Ducks transfer guard, Addison Patterson.
Source: Oregon transfer Addison Patterson has committed to Nevada.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 29, 2020
The 6-6 195 pound guard announced his intention to transfer out of the Pac-12 program just two weeks ago, with a list of programs he was receiving interest from released earlier this week. Also receiving interest from Grand Canyon, Iowa State, Howard and UTEP per Jon Rothstein.
Patterson was a four-star recruit for the Ducks back in 2019, after reclassifying from the class of 2020 to join the team in the summer. He played his high school ball at Bella Vista Prep in Scottsdale, AZ, but is originally from Milton, Ontario and played on the Canadian U-17 squad. During the 2019-2020 season he appeared in 28 games for Oregon and averaged 4.6 PPG, 1.3 RPG and 0.5 APG in 11.1 MPG.
His best outing came against a soon to be regular opponent in Boise State. Back in Oregon’s second game of the season, Addison came off of the bench to score 17 points in just 18 minutes on perfect 7-7 shooting from the field.
Patterson was certainly the most talented player in the transfer portal during the last two weeks, and is a big pick up for the Wolf Pack coaching staff after having a scholarship open up back in September, when incoming freshman Je’Lani Clark didn’t enroll in fall classes.
His arrival in Reno will be more than welcome given a slightly shallow and inexperienced backcourt set to take the floor this season. But ultimately, fans will have to hope for a transfer waiver to see him play any earlier than the 2021-2022 season, due to transfer rules.