Addison Patterson, Canada, PG/SG, Class of 2020, Uncommitted
-Great size for a combo guard prospect at 6' 6. Has grown two or three inches in the last year.
-Fluid athlete. Can play above the rim in space.
-Very polished offensive game. Strong blend of scoring and playmaking. Mature skill set.
-Likes to put pressure on the rim in transition.
-Comfortable in pick and roll. Can navigate a ball screen. Will pull up from three if the defense goes under, work his way into the paint for floaters or finishes with either hand.
-Low release point on his jumper but gets great rotation. Can create space with step backs. Deep range.
-Excellent passer with either hand (most chest passes are left hand dominant). Sees the floor in transition. Can pass over the top of the defense in pick and roll. Creative passer with good timing.
-Instinctual defensively. Has the size to contain penetration. Can sit down and slide when he wants to. Shows some athleticism on chase down blocks.
-Will stick his nose in and rebound. Plays fairly hard overall.
-Attitude was much more encouraging at Jordan Brand than BioSteel
-Very confident. Has some killer in him.
-Quite physically mature for his age. How much more will he develop? Strong for his age but doesn't have overly wide shoulders.
-Average athlete in terms of burst and explosiveness in a crowd. Struggled to finish vs length all week long.
-Very low release point on his jumper. Gets rotation and has touch but easy to contest. Not going to rise up in mid-range spots.
-A bit of an assist-hunter - will give it up if it will result in an assist. Flash over substance at times.
-Defensive intensity comes and goes. Doesn't always sit down like he could.
-Attitude wasn't great at BioSteel. Improving in that area but had some issues in the past.
Patterson proved to be one of the most polished prospects on the Jordan Brand Global roster, and was outstanding when we evaluated him at the 2017 BioSteel Futures Game. At 6'6, he has excellent size for a guard prospect, especially considering that he's at his best on the ball and really projects as a lead guard long term. He's instinctual, ambidextrous, skilled and confident, and should be able to have an immediate impact at the college level when the time comes. Because he's not an elite athlete, his long-term upside will likely revolve around what type of shooter he is long term. Overall Patterson's versatility and positional size make him an intriguing prospect to track.