Oregon transfer Addison Patterson is no longer a member of the Nevada basketball team, the Wolf Pack announced Thursday afternoon.
Patterson committed to Nevada before the start of the 2020-21 season and joined the team at the semester break. He was expected to play a huge part of the 2021-22 team, potentially as a starter at the wing position. But after one semester with the Wolf Pack, he and the school have mutually parted ways without Patterson playing a game for the Wolf Pack.
“Addison Patterson is no longer part of the Nevada men’s basketball program,” the Wolf Pack said in a news release. It did not elaborate beyond that.
A 6-foot-6, 195-pound guard from Milton, Ontario, Patterson played in 28 games as a true freshman at Oregon in 2019-20. He averaged 4.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11 minutes per game last season. He shot 56.3 percent from the field, including 35.7 percent from three. Patterson scored in double figures in five games, including a career-best of 17 points on 7-of-7 shooting in his second college game, a win against Boise State of the Mountain West.
Patterson was a four-star recruit and the 42nd-ranked prospect in the 2019 recruiting class, per 247Sports.com. ESPN also listed Patterson as a four-star recruit and the No. 45 recruit in the 2019 class. Patterson played at Bella Vista College Prep in Scottsdale, Ariz., during the 2018-19 season after previously playing at the Athlete Institute in Ontario. He was originally a class of 2020 recruit before reclassifying up a year to join Oregon early.
Patterson averaged 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game on the 2019 Nike EYBL circuit and was a member of Canada’s under-17 national team. He led his high school in Canada to National Division title where he scored 17 points and 10 rebounds in the championship game.
Patterson’s departure had been rumored for the last couple of weeks, with Nevada recently added a wing transfer in 6-6 Florida Atlantic transfer Kenan Blackshear, who is now in line for significantly more minutes without Patterson on the roster. Patterson’s departure leaves the Wolf Pack with 12 scholarship players, giving the team one more scholarship to use this offseason.