News broke on Wednesday that Indiana Hoosiers signee Ron Patterson did not meet academic requirements at the university.
According to reports, Patterson’s former AAU coach, Chris Hawkins, said Patterson cleared the academic hurdles to enroll at Indiana, but failed to meet all of academic standards in summer school.
The 6-foot-3 guard is an Indianapolis-native and ironically enough had been committed to the Hoosiers since Aug. 15, 2010, exactly two years to the day.
It is unclear what Patterson will do from here, but he does have options. Patterson could head to prep school for the 2012-13 season and re-enroll at Indiana next season, if he so chooses. Transferring is also potentially on the docket.
The loss of Patterson also comes on a day in which the men’s basketball program had some good news to share. The athletic department announced that student tickets for the entire 2012-13 season were already sold out. Indiana has the largest student section in the nation, selling all 12,400 tickets despite in being mid-August.
Prior to today’s news, Patterson had been one of five incoming freshmen for head coach Tom Crean. The now-four-man class features Peter Jurkin, Hanner Mosquera-Parea, Jeremy Hollowell, and Rant Sports top incoming freshman point guard, Yogi Ferrell.
The Hoosiers return for their top five leading scorers from a season ago, including potential Player of the Year, Cody Zeller.
Patterson was a four-year starter in high school, averaging 18.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game as a senior.
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