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Postby JacobPadilla » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:02 pm

Local kid Justin Patton from Omaha North has committed to Creighton. He's a very skinny 6'10" with a soft touch around the rim.
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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby Duke1Agn » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:04 pm

Wow. That seems completely out of nowhere.

Does this hurt our chances with guys like Schwartz, Falzon, and Illikainen?
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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby blueblood » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:05 pm

Walk on?
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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby Jet915 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:41 pm

Yeah, don't even know who he is.....interesting. No recruiting profiles anywhere.
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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby JacobPadilla » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:51 pm

If anyone is interested in seeing him play his Omaha North team is scheduled to play summer league games at OSA at 5 and 6 on Monday.
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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby LJay » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:28 pm

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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby cu8493 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:59 pm

All I know is that Damon Benning likes the kid a lot. Now, I don't rely on Damon for a lot of basketball recruiting news, but I do think Damon is swayed to a great extent by character and other intangibles that make me believe this kid will fit in really, really well at Creighton and be a pleasure to cheer for. I also heard Damon say the kid is working very hard at improving his game. It sounds like he is the classic late bloomer, who took up basketball (or at least go serious about basketball) relatively recently and is rapidly developing his game. Watched him play a little bit at a local tournament without really knowing who he was. He had really good coordination, could handle the ball reasonably well, and has a really nice, soft touch around the rim. Also looked very comfortable at the free throw line, which is certainly a plus for a big guy. Needs to get a lot stronger and needs to learn to play a lot more physical than he does right now.

All in all, you are looking at a kid who will probably red shrit as a freshman. With two more years to develop, if he works as hard as it sounds like he is willing to do, and if he can carry another 20 pounds or so of muscle in the next two years (and squeeze another inch or two of growth for a bonus), he could anchor our interior for several years. I will have to pay a little more attention if I happen to be at another tournament where OSA is playing.
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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby Wizard of Westroads » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:49 pm

On the plus side, he's big and he's a local kid. Also, Mac has a good history of developing big guys. And the fact that they took him so early, without any hype, indicates the coaches see something pretty good and want to lock him up. Maybe he showed something at the recent camp? Also, he sounds like a good kid who would fit in well at CU.

The main downside at this point is that Mac offered him without our knowing about him, as if our opinion didn't matter.
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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby gtmoBlue » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:50 pm

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Re: 2015 C Justin Patton (Verbal Commit)

Postby LynchMob » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:49 pm

If you guys ever doubted that these recruiting websites have no independent opinion or analysis of their own, well there you go. High major makes an early offer? We never heard of the kid before today but that's ***.

Glad to have Justin committed, he certainly seems to have a ton of potential.
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