It was announced earlier this week that class of 2012 Indiana signee Ron Patterson would not be a part of the Hoosier program this season. Indiana head coach Tom Crean over signed in 2012 which meant one player would either leave the program or lose his scholarship. Patterson received word on Wednesday that he did not receive admission for the fall semester, which resolved the Hoosier’s scholarship crunch.
Patterson, a 6-foot-3 guard from Indianapolis has academically qualified and may attempt to enroll at another four year school. According to his AAU coach, Chris Hawkins, a number of schools have reached out, including Purdue, Louisville, Missouri, Ohio State, Illinois, IUPUI, Memphis, Providence, Villanova, Xavier, Lamar, Southern Miss, Wright State, Dayton, Nevada and Florida Gulf Coast. Patterson can also attend prep school for a year and reclassify to 2013.
To my understanding Louisville was actually one of the first schools to reach out to Patterson, but the interest level is unknown at this point. At this point, if Louisville did start recruiting Patterson, it would likely be for the 2013 class, considering there is currently zero scholarship available. However, if things don’t work out academically with Manjok Mathiang, a scholarship would be free’d up for Patterson…just throwin’ that out there.
In all seriousness, I highly doubt that we see Louisville in hot pursuit for Patterson, but stranger things have happened.