Justin Patton

Justin Patton profile
Drafted #16 in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Timberwolves
RCSI: 74 (2015)
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Position: C
High School: Omaha North High School (Nebraska)
Hometown: Omaha, NE
College: Creighton
Current Team: Shanxi
Win - Loss: 7 - 4
Justin Patton 2017 NBA Draft Scouting Video - Strengths


Justin Patton Pro Day Workout and Interview

Matt McGann
Matt McGann
Jun 13, 2017, 04:09 pm
Justin Patton is interviewed following his workout at Impact Basketball at the ASM Sports Pro Day in Las Vegas. Video produced by Matt McGann.

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Justin Patton NBA Draft Scouting Report and Video Analysis

Mike Schmitz
Mike Schmitz
Josh Riddell
Josh Riddell
May 02, 2017, 04:07 pm
Scouting Report by Josh Riddell. Video Analysis by Mike Schmitz

Growing up just minutes from Creighton's campus, Justin Patton accepted his only Division 1 scholarship offer almost immediately. After redshirting his freshman season, he exploded onto the scene to become one of the most efficient big men in the country. Although he saw his production drop slightly after the team lost point guard Maurice Watson to injury, he finished with an impressive stat-line of 20.3 points per 40 minutes on a 68% true shooting percentage, third among all players in our top 100.

Measured at 7'0, 230 pounds, with a 7'2 ½ wingspan, Patton is an exceptional athlete for the center position. He has a quick first step to move from defense to offense and he is a great rim-runner in transition where his 1.47 points per possession ranked as one of the highest marks in the country last season according to Synergy Sports Technology.

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Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Mar 14, 2017, 11:20 am
All NBA eyes will be on Creighton freshman center Justin Patton, who came out of nowhere to emerge as one of the most intriguing big men prospects in college basketball after sitting out last season as a redshirt. The biggest question NBA teams have about Patton revolves around his oughness, awareness and fundamentals as a rebounder and defender, things that will be tested in a major way by Rhode Islands highly productive big man Hassan Martin. The senior ranked among the top per-minute shot-blockers in college basketball despite standing only 67 due to his impressive physical profile and high intensity level. Martin has a strong frame, long arms, and excellent athleticism, which will make for an excellent matchup for the tall, skinny and highly explosive Patton.

Matchup Video: Justin Patton vs Villanova

Julian Applebome
Julian Applebome
Jan 05, 2017, 09:39 am
Julian Applebome takes a closer look at Justin Patton's 18-point, 8-rebound, 2-block performance against then-undefeated and #1 ranked Villanova.

The 19-year old redshirt freshman big man has been a revelation for top-ten ranked Creighton so far this season, averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.5 steals per-40, in 25 minutes of action. He's shooting an outrageous 76% for 2 thus far, and is even 5/8 from beyond the arc.

While Patton was very much an under the radar prospect coming into Creighton, a product of his late-blooming status in high school and subsequent decision to redshirt his first year, his combination of size, athleticism, budding skill and upside is is extremely interesting in the long term. While his frame is still a ways away from being NBA ready, he is already starting to draw quite a few looks from NBA teams and will continue to do so if he keeps producing like this over the next few months.

Julian Applebome is a video analyst for DraftExpress. Follow him on twitter and check out the DraftExpress Video section. He will be breaking down the NBA draft in digital format all year long for us.

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