Justin Patton is an American NBA player currently playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Previously, he played college basketball at Creighton University, where he won both the Big East Freshman of the Year and the second-team All-Big East in his first year.
Patton is an NBA player whose ability to run the field is unsurpassed. His ability to handle the ball and shoot the occasional three-pointer is something he is constantly praised for. Here you will find all the facts you need to know about the player.
Who Is Justin Patton? – Biography
Patton was born Justin Nicholas Patton on June 14, 1997, in Riverdale, Georgia. He is not an only child, he has three siblings – Kendall Patton, Raven Bryson, and Terrel Steen. Justin is a cousin of former Creighton basketball player Donnie Johnson.
He attended Omaha North High School in Omaha, Nebraska, and played basketball with the Omaha Sports Academy Crusaders. While in high school, Justin played in the Kentucky Derby Classic All-Star Game, where he scored seventeen points in nineteen minutes in 7 out of 9 shootouts, with 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.
The Omaha World-Herald and captain of the all-metro team named Patton the first all-state team in the North States, making him the first all-state team in the North States since 1986, and he was ranked a 5-star recruit by Scout.com. After high school, Justin played college basketball at Creighton University, which happened to be the only university that offered him a scholarship. He studied social work (major) with a minor in communication at Creighton University.
Justin Patton finished his first season. Coach Greg McDermott rehired him for a number of reasons, including giving him time to develop in his old age and also to improve his game. In addition to the reasons mentioned above, McDermott felt that Patton needed to master competition at this level and also learn to eat a healthy diet.
Patton was learning and improving in his game, but also in his size, and his next season was a great testament to this. When he arrived, he weighed just 204 pounds, but by the end of his redshirt season, he weighed almost 230 pounds, and that with a lot of strength that went with it.
On his first appearance with the team, he scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. In a game against St. John in January 2017, he recorded a season-high of twenty-five points. In his redshirt debut season, he was named second-team All-Big East and Big East Freshman of the Year. The boy ended his college career in April 2017 by signing up for the NBA draft.
Justin Patton has been selected by the Chicago Bulls as the sixteenth overall choice in the 2017 NBA Draft. However, he and Jimmy Butler were both sold to the Minnesota Timberwolves on the night of the draft in exchange for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, and the draft rights to Lauri Markkanen.
He was supposed to join the team for the summer league but was sidelined after he sustained an injury during training that required immediate surgery. He did not enter the NBA until April 2018, when he played against Utah Jazz in the last four minutes of the game, scoring 2 points with a single steal with two shots. Later that month, he underwent another surgery to facilitate his recovery from the injury he had sustained the previous season and was therefore relegated to the sidelines indefinitely.
By the end of his rookie season, Justin Patton had played thirty-eight games, averaging 5.4 rebounds and 12.7 points in 23.2 minutes per game.
His Height, Weight, Body Stats, And Other Facts
Justin Patton is 2.13 m (6 ft 10 inches) tall and currently weighs 107 kg (236 pounds). His wingspan is 2.21 m.
Creighton University initially recruited him for the defensive center position, but later he played more on the offensive.
His dream job has always focused on playing basketball. He always wanted to be either an NBA player or a Division I basketball coach.
His favorite sports hero is Kevin Durant and his favorite professional basketball team is the Oklahoma City Thunder.
His best meal is spaghetti.
If Patton could meet any celebrity in person, it would be Kevin Hart. His best song is House Party by Sam Hunt. His favorite book of all time is The Great Gatsby, while his favorite movie is Ride Along.
Besides his parents, coach Greg McDermott is his biggest influence.