Both Georgia Tech and UGA extended scholarship offers on Thursday to Jalyn Patterson, one of the state’s top college basketball prospects for 2014.
The 6-foot, 165-pound point guard is a rising junior for Milton High School’s powerhouse program. He generated enormous interest from colleges after averaging 24 points in a summer tournament with the Atlanta Celtics in Indianapolis last weekend.
“Georgia Tech’s [Brian Gregory] just loved the way he played,” Milton coach David Boyd said. “He has gotten a little bigger, a little stronger, and now he’s able to dunk in a basketball game. He’s shooting the ball extremely well … Georgia Tech loves him.”
And UGA? “They saw him, too, and loved him,” Boyd said, “He recently made an unofficial visit to Georgia and worked out with a couple of the guys. Of course, the coaches are not able to be there but the Georgia players were raving about how well Jalyn played and how much they enjoyed playing with him. I talked with Coach [Mark Fox] today and they’ve also offered.”
Patterson also has early offers from Auburn and Georgia State, among others.
RELATED: David Boyd served as coach of the USA Midwest all-star team, and led them to the championship of the Nike Global Challenge (read more about it here).
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