The state of Indiana is absolutely loaded with high level players in the 2012 class. One of the first of those prospects to emerge was Ron Patterson. The highly athletic shooting guard racked up early offers and continues to be one of the most heavily recruited players from the Hoosier State.
So far things are going well for Patterson and his Indiana Elite-ONE squad. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Broad Ripple (Ind.) High School has had an impressive spring, and his team is following suit.
"The summer is going pretty good," said Patterson. "We got a couple of wins in tournaments, and we are all beginning to come together."
Always a big time athlete, Patterson is working to improve his skill level.
"I have been working on my dribbling and my shooting a lot recently," Patterson explained.
Still Patterson knows that his athleticism has been his calling card. After throwing down big time dunk after big time dunk at the Adidas May Classic, Patterson noted that he wants to give the people watching a show.
"I just want to go out there and put a show on for the crowd and give them what they want," said Patterson with a smile.
Having picked up offers as a freshman, things aren't slowing down at all for Patterson on the recruiting trail. He says that everything is staying steady in that regard.
"It has been good, everybody is still involved," Patterson explained. "Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Xavier, and just everyone is still recruiting me."
The most recent visit that Patterson took was to Indiana, and he came away impressed with what he saw in Bloomington.
"I took a visit to Indiana," said Patterson. "It was real cool I like the atmosphere and all."
Though he is beginning to take visits and is listening to coaches, Patterson says that any decision is not imminent.
"I will probably make my decision next spring," said Patterson.
When it does come time to make a decision, Patterson knows what he will be looking for in a school.
"I am looking for playing time," explained Patterson. "That is important. Also academics are real important."