Creighton's Justin Patton discusses his recruitment and how his redshirt season helped him

With Justin Patton's NBA draft stock rising, Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis took a look back at Patton's recruitment and his redshirt season.

Patton said he completely surprised by a scholarship offer from Creighton coach Greg McDermott and committed immediately.

The Jays big man said he didn't have any other offers, but McDermott sensed his potential.

“When he first got here, he was so far away from being able to play in a college game,” McDermott told SI. “I’ve never coached anybody who has come as far and as fast as he has done it.”

Read more about Patton's development here.

via Sports Illustrated

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