LSU lands Monteverde Academy's own Jalyn Patterson

Jalyn Patterson shown above to the left, becomes the third commit in the 2014 class for the LSU Tigers.

LSU received a commitment from three-star point guard Jalyn Patterson Sunday morning, sources close to the program confirmed.  The 5’11, 170 lb guard out of Alpharetta, Georgia, became the third member of the Tigers 2014 class alongside forward Aaron Epps and four star center Elbert Robinson. Patterson currently plays at Monteverde Academy in Florida alongside 2015 five-star forward Ben Simmons who visited LSU with his teammate this weekend. After an visit to LSU this weekend, Patterson wasn’t slow to make a decision on his future. Over the summer with the Atlanta Celtics Patterson showed vast improvement at the point guard position, and continued to show the ability to score. Seeing that improvement, LSU went and made Patterson a major recruiting priority for the 2014 class. Patterson’s three-pointer in the final seconds of the title game of the National High School Invitational back in April pushed Monteverde past St. Benedict’s Prep, resulting in the Eagles finishing the season ranked atop both the ESPN and USA Today national polls.


Patterson’s commitment bolsters LSU’s point guard depth, with him sliding in next to current junior Anthony Hickey and highly touted freshman Tim Quarterman. Landing Patterson, LSU knows they will have a polished player. Montverde head coach Kevin Boyle has a history of developing top-flight floor generals. Kyrie Irving, Kasey Hill and Corey Fisher are some of the players that fine tuned their games under Boyle's teachings over the years. Jalyn also had offers from Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Georgia Sate, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, just to name a few. This three star guard gives a bright future for first year Head Coach Johnny Jones and staff.

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Evan Daniels