Lamar Patterson

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Lamar Patterson
Lamar Patterson driving on GT 2014.jpg
Patterson in January 2014
No. 13 – Brisbane Bullets
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBL
Personal information
Born (1991-08-12) August 12, 1991 (age 27)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school
College Pittsburgh (2009–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–2015 Tofaş
2015–2016 Atlanta Hawks
2015–2016 Austin Spurs
2016 Canton Charge
2016–2017 Reno Bighorns
2017 Atlanta Hawks
2017 Santeros de Aguada
2017–2018 Auxilium Torino
2018 Lhasa Pure Land
2018–present Brisbane Bullets
Career highlights and awards

Lamar Patterson (born August 12, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Brisbane Bullets of the National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for the University of Pittsburgh.

College career

Patterson, a 6'5" swingman from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, starred at J. P. McCaskey High School, then Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey. He chose to play college basketball for the Pitt Panthers. During his freshman year, he suffered an ankle injury in a game against Wichita State in November 2009 and missed the majority of the season, gaining a medical redshirt.[1] Patterson returned to the court for the 2010–11 season and became a key rotation player for the Panthers. As a redshirt sophomore in 2011–12, Patterson became a starter and raised his scoring average from 2.6 points per game to 9.6. He finished the season on a high note, as he led the team to the 2012 College Basketball Invitational title. Patterson averaged 13.3 points, 6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game for the tournament and was named MVP.[2]

As a junior, Patterson helped lead the Panthers back to the NCAA Tournament. Once there, however, Pitt lost to eventual Final Four participant Wichita State. Patterson returned for his senior season as the Panthers moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Patterson enjoyed a breakout season as he was one of the top players in the league, raising his scoring average to 17.1 from 10.0 as a junior.[3] At the close of the season, Patterson was named second team All-ACC by both the league's coaches and media.[4]

Professional career

Tofas (2014–2015)

On June 26, 2014, Patterson was selected with the 48th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He was later traded to the Atlanta Hawks on draft night.[5][6] In July 2014, he joined the Hawks for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[7] On August 5, 2014, he signed with Tofaş of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL).[8] In 29 TBL games for Tofaş in 2014–15, he averaged 11.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game.

Atlanta Hawks (2015–2016)

On July 24, 2015, Patterson signed with the Atlanta Hawks after averaging 13.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals in seven Summer League games for the team.[9] On October 27, 2015, he made his NBA debut, recording five points and two assists in a loss to the Detroit Pistons.[10] During his rookie season, using the flexible assignment rule, Patterson received multiple assignments to the Austin Spurs and Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.[11] On July 12, 2016, he was waived by the Hawks.[12]

On July 15, 2016, Patterson was claimed off waivers by the Sacramento Kings.[13] On October 19, 2016, he was waived by the Kings after appearing in four preseason games.[14]

Reno Bighorns and Atlanta Hawks (2016–2017)

On October 31, 2016, Patterson was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Kings.[15] On January 29, 2017, Patterson signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks, returning to the franchise for a second stint.[16] On February 8, 2017, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks.[17] On February 18, 2017, after the second 10-day contract expired, Patterson returned to Reno.[18] Six days later, Patterson signed a multi-year contract with the Hawks.[19] However, on February 26, he was waived again; the team and Patterson agreed to his release to allow Patterson to address a personal matter.[20] Two days later, he was reacquired by the Bighorns.[18] On March 18, 2017, Patterson was waived by the Bighorns.[21]

Santeros de Aguada (2017)

In June 2017, Patterson joined Puerto Rican team Santeros de Aguada.[22] In 14 games, he averaged 15.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino (2017–2018)

On July 31, 2017, Patterson signed with Italian team Fiat Torino.[23] In March 2018, he was released by Torino.[24]

Lhasa Pure Land (2018)

On May 24, 2018, Patterson signed with Lhasa Pure Land of the Chinese NBL.[25][26]

Brisbane Bullets (2018–present)

On October 31, 2018, Patterson signed with the Brisbane Bullets for the rest of the 2018–19 NBL season.[27]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Atlanta 35 0 11.3 .350 .245 .727 1.4 1.1 .3 .1 2.4
2016–17 Atlanta 5 0 8.0 .200 .167 .667 1.4 1.2 .2 .0 1.8
Career 40 0 10.9 .326 .236 .720 1.4 1.1 .3 .1 2.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Atlanta 4 0 5.0 .286 .333 1.000 1.3 .8 .3 .0 1.5
Career 4 0 5.0 .286 .333 1.000 1.3 .8 .3 .0 1.5

See also

References

  1. ^ Jones, Gordie (March 11, 2010). "McCaskey product Lamar Patterson redshirting at Pitt". Lancaster Online. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Fittipaldo, Ray (March 31, 2012). "Pitt's season ends on high note with CBI win". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  3. ^ DeCourcy, Mike (January 26, 2014). "Pitt's Lamar Patterson: Focus on performance, not Wooden snub". Sporting News. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Zeise, Paul (March 10, 2014). "Pitt standout Lamar Patterson named second-team All-ACC". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Hawks Trade To Get Lamar Patterson". NBA.com. June 26, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Russell (June 26, 2014). "2014 NBA Draft Results: Atlanta Hawks acquire 48th pick Lamar Patterson". SBNation.com. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "2014 Atlanta Hawks Summer League Roster". NBA.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  8. ^ "Tofas Bursa lands rookie Lamar Patterson". Sportando.com. August 5, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
  9. ^ "Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson, Terran Petteway". NBA.com. July 24, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "Pistons surprise Hawks on opening night, winning 106-94". NBA.com. October 27, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "2015-16 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  12. ^ Vivlamore, Chris (July 12, 2016). "Atlanta Hawks waive Lamar Patterson". ajc.com. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "Kings Claim Lamar Patterson Off Waivers". NBA.com. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  14. ^ "Kings Waive Lamar Patterson". NBA.com. October 19, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  15. ^ Jones, Kyle (October 31, 2016). "BIGHORNS ANNOUNCE 2016-17 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  16. ^ "Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson To 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 29, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  17. ^ "Hawks Sign Lamar Patterson To Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  18. ^ a b "NBA D-League Transactions". NBA.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2016. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  19. ^ "Hawks Sign Patterson, Kelly to Multi-Year Contracts". NBA.com. February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  20. ^ "Hawks Request Waivers On Lamar Patterson". NBA.com. February 26, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Reno Bighorns Transactions History". realGM.com. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  22. ^ "Aguada trae a Patterson y sale de Mendoza". bsnpr.com (in Spanish). June 27, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  23. ^ "Fiat Torino signs Lamar Patterson". Sportando.com. July 31, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  24. ^ "Lamar Patterson, Fiat Torino part ways". Sportando.basketball. March 14, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018.
  25. ^ "Lamar Patterson (ex Fiat TO) agreed terms with Lhasa". asia-basket.com. Eurobasket Inc. May 24, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  26. ^ "Lamar Patterson signs in Chinese NBL with Lhasa Jingtu". Sportando.basketball. May 24, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  27. ^ "Bullets Sign Former Atlanta Hawk Lamar Patterson". NBL.com.au. October 31, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.

External links

  • Pittsburgh bio
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