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Nevada lands Oregon transfer Addison Patterson

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis-Oregon vs North Carolina Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Nevada’s backcourt just got deeper.

Just two weeks after Oregon head coach Dana Altman announced that he was not on the Oregon roster, transfer Addison Patterson has committed to the Nevada Wolf Pack, according to college basketball insider Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.

Patterson appeared in 28 games last year. The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 4.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists on 56.3 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from 3-point range. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

In his second career game versus Boise State, Patterson dropped a career-high 17 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting in 18 minutes. He was the first Oregon player since 2017 to shoot perfect from the floor (with a minimum of seven field goal attempts).

As a four-star recruit out originally slated to come out of the class of 2020, Patterson re-classified to the class of 2019 to join Oregon earlier. He ranked No. 42 from 247Sports.com’s rankings and No. 45 on ESPN’s class of 2019 rankings. Patterson chose Oregon over Arizona State, Florida, Georgia Tech and Illinois, among others.

He played with Bella Vista College Prep in Scottsdale, Ariz., for the 2018-19 season after playing at the Athlete Institute in Mono, Ontario. He averaged 16.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals per contest on the 2019 Nike EYBL circuit. Patterson was also a member of Canada’s U17 National Team.

Patterson joins a backcourt Desmond Cambridge (Brown transfer), Grant Sherfield (Wichita State transfer), Khristion Courseault (Pasadena City College transfer), Kane Milling, Gabe Bansuelo, Alem Huseinovic and Daniel Foster.

Barring a waiver from the NCAA, he will have to sit out this season due to NCAA’s transfer policy. Patterson fills Nevada’s final scholarship position, which replaces freshman Je’Lani Clark — who failed to enroll in classes this fall.