6’10″ class of 2015 Center Justin Patton is just scratching the surface of how talented he can be. Patton who plays AAU with Omaha Sports Academy attends Omaha North High School. Patton has all of the tools to develop into a premier player at a high major level.
On Tuesday Patton gave his commitment to Creighton University.
“I really worked hard on my game since last summer,” Patton said. “I am excited about the opportunity to play at Creighton. It gives me a chance to play in front of my family at the highest level. My goal was to play at the highest level I possibly can and Creighton allows me to do that.”
Patton has developed his game but realizes he still has room to grow.
“I need to work on my post moves and holding my ground defensively,” Patton said. “I really need to be able to stand my ground.”
Measured at 6-feet-9.5-inches and 190 pounds with a 6-foot-11-inch wingspan at the 2013 NebraskaHSHoops.com Top 50 Summer Showcase, Patton has grown to 6-feet-10-inches and added twenty pounds to his frame.
“Justin is one of the nicest kids I’ve ever had a chance to coach. He’s has a world of potential. I couldn’t be happier.” Omaha Sports Academy director Bob Franzese said.