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IU’s Ron Patterson Ineligible for 2012-2013

The two main competitors for the Wildcats in the preseason rankings have been the Louisville Cardinals and the Indiana Hoosiers. One of those teams received a bit of bad news today: the second commit to IU’s heralded recruiting class, Ron Patterson, has been ruled academically ineligible and will not attend Indiana. [source] This news comes as a bit of a surprise, at least to me, but we will see how it plays out.

Crean had this to say about Patterson:

“We think very highly of Ron and will continue to work with him as allowed to help him reach his goals,” IU Coach Tom Crean said in a statement released Wednesday afternoon. “He has the chance to do some special things for himself and his family and we will be supportive of whatever he chooses to do.”

Ron’s AAU coach spoke with the press and said that Patterson is looking to leave IU after taking summer classes, with his main option being prep school or attempting to meet the standards at another four-year university.

Patteron was not the most heralded recruit in the class (Rivals 3*, Scout 3*, ESPN 3*), but he was a bit of the fan favorite for Hoosier-hopefuls already. Ron Patterson started #TheMovement hashtag and nickname for his recruiting class, which the IU fanbase embraced. Now it seems he is just…moving. While this loss should will likely not have a greatly adverse effect on the IU squad, it will affect their depth — a factor that is very important for making a deep run in the tournament. Still, while it may help UK’s chances, it is disappointing to see a school’s homestate kid hit a snag and have to leave. We wish him the best.

However, did you catch this gem at the end of the article?

Hawkins said this development is unrelated to the team’s oversign of 14 players for 13 scholarships.

Hm.

 

Article written by Chris Thomas

20 Comments for IU’s Ron Patterson Ineligible for 2012-2013



  1. Bleaker
    6:25 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Post should have been proof read



  2. Beavis
    6:31 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Where is HOO HOO on this. He calls UK fans retards all the time,,,,I am shocked one of IU’s players is less than a straight A student. SHOCKED He could always go take classes at UNC,,,make his grades.



  3. Bobby
    6:36 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Does this mean more minutes for Peter Jerkin?



  4. TheDecker
    6:50 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Not bad for a basketball team that only recruits academic minded athletes. For a program that does it “the right way”, good job on giving out 14 scholarships when you only have 13 to give. Patterson now joins Matt Roth on the players who were screwed out of a scholarship.



  5. Cheatipari
    6:56 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    IU might not reruit academic players but I guess Calipari does lol… Pay Pal Cal



  6. Ummm
    7:09 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Patterson got “Crean’d” and that is very well known around Indianapolis. He cleared NCAA’s academic standards, but not IU’s … yeah, right. This was Crean’s way of getting his scholarship numbers aligned. It’s already mid-August, he had no other options.



  7. Wild Turkey 101
    7:39 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Cal’s to blame.



  8. Cheatipari's mom
    7:46 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Went the adoption route but the little bastard found us…the kid makes no sense at home either. We sent him to a special school but all he learned was how to use the internet. Its nothing is but poor grammer, lol’s and embarrassment.



  9. Mike
    7:55 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    IULOL



  10. Suffo-Cats
    8:00 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    The NCAA clearing house should have cleared him, let him play, Indiana goes to Final Four and loses to KY, and then the final four is vacated shutting the Hoosiers up once and for all about Cal. This would be their 2nd violation in 6 years which would then lead to “The Death Penalty” putting that program out of contention for at least five more years. If only…….



  11. Beavis
    9:13 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    IU is safe,,,,does not make any difference what they do. If the NCAA and Emeritt do not investigate the academic fraud at UNC,,,,everyone is safe. Lets see here,,,14 players and 13 scholarships. Maybe Crean can think about that,,,,think about that a lot.



  12. Cheatipari
    10:22 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Cheatipari just pays everyone off, makes it easier



  13. Bradley
    10:51 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    So Crean passes out more schollys than he has to offer and then the worst of his recruits is told he can’t get in IU one week before class starts? Sounds really believeable. I doubt Crean rushed this decision though. He thought about it alot. A whole lot.



  14. theSkinny81
    10:57 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    12 – ah, makes sense now. you, sir, are brilliant.



  15. blitzedanddazed
    11:21 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    I am sure Creen had to run his decision by his mistress. A lot , a whole, whole lot.



  16. blitzedanddazed
    11:23 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Turned out Creen did not like the way that Patterson looked in his striped clown suit.



  17. Tubby Sucked
    11:45 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    How is it that IU fans like to call us cheaters, but they forget UK bb has been off probation since 1992. IU just got off probation. They want to hate on our coaches, but they forget about Davis and Bobby Knight. Most IU fans would give one of their nuts to have Knight back. Even though Knight physicaly abused is own players. Not to mention the mental problems he obviously had. If any one has doughts all they need to see was is game face presser. Now ESPN allowes him to question other coaches ethics. What a joke.



  18. Beavis
    6:17 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Is it just me or is anyone else wondering about why the NCAA is not all over UNC ? Maybe it is the comments of fans like Cheatipari that keep me wondering what would have happened if UK had been caught setting up bogus classes for athletes. Been so many NCAA investigators in Lexington you would not find a motel room. It appears that the NCAA under Mark Emmert has certain programs under the microscope and turns a blind eye to the indiscretions of others. Time for that gentleman to go before the NCAA has lost all credibility. Brings me to another point,,,if there is anyone that thinks UK can get away with anything such as academic fraud or paying players,,,,they have rocks for brains. After all,,,,we are not Duke or UNC.



  19. milosh
    8:38 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    17.Tubby Sucked Says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    How is it that IU fans like to call us cheaters, but they forget UK bb has been off probation since 1992. IU just got off probation. They want to hate on our coaches, but they forget about Davis and Bobby Knight. Most IU fans would give one of their nuts to have Knight back. Even though Knight physicaly abused is own players. Not to mention the mental problems he obviously had. If any one has doughts all they need to see was is game face presser. Now ESPN allowes him to question other coaches ethics. What a joke.

    ^^And people wonder why UK fans get a bad name?



  20. Get Real
    3:08 pm August 17, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s get real here. UK fans wouldn’t know the REAL facts if they were slapped in the face with them. Patterson DID qualify under NCAA standards to play immediately. However, IU has HIGHER standards than the NCAA requires. Kind of like Vandy has higher standards than UK. Patterson was admitted provisionally into summer classes at IU. He was assigned a faculty mentor to monitor his progress. This is a program that both athletes and non-athletes in his situation must enroll in. He failed to show the progress needed to enroll for the fall and the ACADEMIC MENTOR would not pass him. The athletic department has no say in the matter. Of course, he can enroll and play at UK right away, since he has met the MINIMUM NCAA standards.