Ron Patterson, a 6'3" guard from Indianapolis, IN, committed to Syracuse during an official visit Saturday, according to Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star.
Patterson picked Syracuse over Kansas State, SMU, Providence, UConn, Xavier and several other Division I colleges.
“It just felt like home to me on my visit,” Patterson told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com. “A lot of love they showed me. It’s a good program.”
Patterson was committed to the Indiana Hoosiers for the 2012 class. While in summer school, he was denied admission by IU officials. Once he left Indiana, he decided to go to Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for prep school instead of transferring to another Division I school.
Last year Patterson averaged 18.5 points, six rebounds and four assists a game at Broad Ripple High School in Indiana. He is Broad Ripple's all-time leading scorer.
Patterson, who has a six-foot-11-inch wingspan, is considered the 31st-best shooting guard and the 132nd-best player in the 2013 class by 247Sports.com.
Scout.com says of the 3-star prospect:
Patterson is one of the best defensive wings in the class with his combination of length, strength, and athleticism. Also, he is a good catch and shoot guy out to 22-feet with big time bounce at the rim. His massive growth area comes with ball handling. He struggles to go left and doesn't have the ability to create his own shot yet.
With Patterson, Syracuse now has four commits for the 2013 class including 5-star point guard Tyler Ennis, forward B.J. Johnson and center Chinonso Obokoh.
Syracuse currently has the 15th-best recruiting class according to ESPN.com.
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