When one talks about Marcus Patterson, they will always be praising his basketball skills. He’s a player of passion, pride and focuses on the team success. Patterson never leaves a chance to win people’s hearts and attention with the way he plays. Born on February 8, 1995, the player from Bronx, New York, is all set to turn 26.

At a very young age, Patterson’ list of achievements goes on and on. His love for basketball has been prominent since his college days. He used to play the sport for Russell Sage College – Division III program in Albany, New York.

During his senior year at Russell Sage, Patterson averaged 17.7 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Because of his outstanding play, he was named Gator of the Year. Patterson was always considered as the team’s most valuable asset during his college days. Well, that’s exactly how he earned a position for himself in the professional life.

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When Patterson was pursuing his Master’s Degree at the University of East London, he was approached by the International Sports Recruits (ISR). They wanted the basketball player to play in London. ISR is an organization that helps student/atheletes like Patterson to accomplish their dreams of being a sportsperson while also completing their master’s degree in the UK.

Talking about his playing experience so far, Patterson said “I’ve been blessed enough to continue to play the game I love and I hope other kids can takeaway from my experience by believing in themselves and putting in the work”

In October 2020, Patterson signed with C.A Queluz of the Proliga (Portugal) basketball league on a one year deal. “This season has been up and down just because of COVID-19 and the restrictions here in Portugal,” he said. “Games have been postponed often, myself and the team has been battling staying healthy for majority of the season.”

Due to increase COVID-19 cases in Portugal, Proliga is set to be postponed until April. In 4 games, Patterson averaged 8.2 points, 3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He displayed his versatility, strength, passion and leadership when being healthy on the court. Patterson is an amazing team player and a great leader. He can lead teams well and knows that it is important to push his players to keep giving their best in the areas that they are best with. The successful basketball player hopes to return back to Portugal as soon as he can. “Hopefully the season can continue but I’m unsure of what will happen.”

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