Patrick Ewing, Tim Hardaway, Glen Rice…even Larry Nance Jr. A lot of NBA greats have son namesakes making the back of their jersey their own in this game. But one who has the Glove handed down to him is really holding court.
Gary Payton II.
It sounds like a sequel. But don’t call it a sophomore slump. The freshest man is going to be here for years. Think of it as a reboot in this superhero, blockbuster age of ultra.
Gary Payton was one of the greatest guards of all-time and now he’s passing his point on to his next generation. The former Seattle Supersonics legend who won a ring with the Miami Heat and also logged time with the storied Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics during his classic career. The defensive dog could even hold down the G.O.A.T. Michael Jordan.
Now that’s a Glove that fits.
But his ever rising son may just grow out of it. The 23, 6-foot-3, P.G. G.P.2 can knock on more than wood. More like glass as this Oregon State Beaver can chip, clean and swipe a dunk.
Now Oregon is for basketball lovers again as this guy is ripping it like Damian Lillard is keeping the PDX of Portland as much as a wonder as the city of roses is weird.
As vibrant as the orange this man wears Gary Payton Jr. is second to none. At sonic speeds he’s like an athletic upgrade of pops. Albeit with that defensive pedigree in his hands. He can still hound your dog like Elvis Presley. That’s what two-time Pac 12 Defensive Player Of The Year awards honour you with. Certification.
Way to hold up the family name. First and foremost.
Shaq’s son. King James’ young prince. These kids alright, they are all doing it. It’s like a court creiche out there making everyone else look like dummys.
Like father, like Glove…you have to love pop and son stories. It’s what this game was built on from the backyard one-on-ones that show whose got game and whose got good genes.
The senior from the bald domed M.J. era couldn’t be prouder of the reputation his Iverson inked son is tattooing in the NCAA right now. And with a rolodex game of 15.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2 and a half steals per game it won’t be long before the NBA calls.
Elfrid who? Now it wont be long before the league welcomes young Gary Payton too.
Canadian Addison Patterson commits to Oregon Ducks
Canadian shooting guard Addison Patterson (Milton, Ont.) has committed to the Oregon Ducks.
The 6’7″, 205-pound guard from Bella Vista Prep in Arizona reclassified from the class of 2020, opting to fast track his NBA aspirations by committing to Dana Altman and the Ducks.
Patterson averaged 17 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists for Canada at the 2018 U17 World Cup in Argentina.
The four-star versatile wing is two-time Biosteel All-Canadian – In 2018, as 16-year-old and the youngest player on the court he point-up 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and took home the MVP award at the 2019 most valuable player award — dropping a game-high 24 points in 22 minutes, adding, 5 rebounds and 4 assists on 8-of-15 shooting.
The the recently turned 18-year old Canadian joins NCAA College Basketball’s top recruiting class that also boasts five-star recruits in center in N’Faly Dante and small forward C.J Walker. Oregon bowed out in the Sweet 16 to 2019 NCAA champions Virgina Cavaliers.
Patterson also averaged 16.5 points per game on the AAU circuit with Team WhyNot and had various offers including Florida, Arizona State, Illinois and Iowa, Oklahoma, Syracuse and more.
The Ducks have produced two recent Canadian NBA products in Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies) and Chris Boucher (Toronto Raptors) and have been scooping-up Canadian basketball talent – earning commitments to the Ducks program from the likes of Abu Kigab (St. Catharines), Dylan Ennis (Brampton), Kenny Chery (Montreal).
Carleton Ravens and Syracuse Orange set to tangle once again
Defending champions Carleton University Ravens will once again tangle with the Syracuse Orange in a marquee match-up between U Sports and NCAA powerhouses.
The Ravens will make their second trip to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 to wrap-up another jammed-packed 2019-2020 exhibition schedule.
The two schools first played back on August 23rd 2013 in Ottawa with Syracuse winning a thrilling 69-65 overtime victory as part of Syracuse’s Canada tour and the debut of Canadian point guard Tyler Ennis
The Orange also got the best of the Ravens, pulling-off a 88-76 win on November 2nd 2014.
The 2019-2020 will mark the debut season for new Ravens head coach Taffe Charles who takes over for Dave Smart who surprised the entire college basketball landscape by announcing his sudden retirement.
Montreal’s freshman Quincy Guerrier alongside junior point guard Howard Washington (Buffalo/NY) are the latest Canadian’s to suite-up for legendary player, turned hall-of-hame coach Jim Boeheim, who has been at the helm since 1976.
Boeheim is the king of getting Canadians in the NBA — having single-handily responsible for overseeing the growth of Leo Rautins, Kris Joseph, Tyler Ennis, Andy Rautins, and now Oshae Brissett and if it all pans out — potentially Guerrier as well.
Under the guidance of their own legendary hall-of-fame coach Dave Smart the Ravens played a Canadian record 59 games against NCAA teams – earning a more than respectable 41-51 record from 1999-2018.
The Ravens boasted an unreal and never to be broken 37-24 winning record against NCAA teams on Canadian soil but mustered-up only one victory in the USA — beating Providence 77-67 in October 28, 2017.
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