Among the recruits of the class of 1995, none had the numbers of Chicago's Derrick Patterson, who averaged 24 points and nine rebounds as Dunbar High School raced to the top of the public school standings. A top recruit of Illinois, Patterson nonetheless chose Georgetown because the Hoyas had a scholarship to give and Illinois did not.

Patterson started his first three games as a freshman and had a season high 14 points in 15 minutes of action against UDC. By conference play, however, Patterson disappeared from the lineup, scoring just three points in six games and not appearing at all over the final 13 games of the season.

A similar pattern followed as a sophomore. Patterson opened the season scoring 11 points and six rebounds in just eight minutes against St. Leo, but played in just 10 games the remainder of the season and averaged just two points over game over those 10. He transferred at the end of 1992-93 season to South Carolina State, where his numbers picked up considerably. Patterson scored 999 points in two seasons, averaging 17.2 points and 8.9 rebounds. An All-MEAC selection and the MVP of the 1996 MEAC tournament, Paterson led the Bulldogs to the 1996 NCAA tournamnet, falling to #2 seed Kansas in the first round.

A forgotten figure at Georgetown, Derrick Patterson was named to the Chicago Public League Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2014 and the South Carolina State Hall of Fame in 2016.

 

Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1991-92 15 0 162 15 31 48.3 0 0 0.0 13 29 44.8 14 30 2.0 13 7 2 4 43 2.9
1992-93 11 0 70 9 21 42.3 0 1 0.0 13 21 61.9 9 19 1.7 5 0 2 1 31 2.8
Totals 26 0 232 24 52 46.1 0 1 0.0 26 50 52.0 23 49 1.8 18 7 4 5 74 2.8
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