Trey Patterson reflects on a successful June High School Live Period & looks forward to the July Live Period

By Pat Lawless

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Rutgers Prep and class of 2021 forward Trey Patterson had an excellent showing in the June High School Live Period. Patterson led his team to a 6-0 record in the two weekends and added multiple offers throughout. He spoke to HG Insider about his team’s stellar performance and his mindset heading into July.

Q: You guys had such a successful June live period. What would you attribute this success to?

A: “I feel like every single one of us all the want the same thing, and that’s to win and keep getting better. So, when we step out on to the floor we are going out to play the hardest we possibly can. We have all been in the gym together after the season so i think that is a huge contributing factor as well. Coach Bloom is also a reason why we succeeded this June, he makes playing hard and playing together a priority for us, and I think we did just that in the June live period.”

Q: What was it like to be back with your team in the middle of the summer?

A: “This summer was the first time we were able to play with our high school team during a live period and I feel like it was a good opportunity for us. We got to play and compete against some of the top schools on the east coast and saw where we matched up against them. While playing in a gym filled with college coaches. This June live period was very beneficial for us.”

Q: Your teammate Noah Harris broke out these past two weeks. How do you two complement each other on the court?

A: “Noah played really well these past few weeks but I’m not surprised by it because of how good of a player here is. I’ve seen him have great games like that plenty of times before. All the work he puts in behind the scenes is finally paying off for him. I’m really happy for my guy because he deserves it.”

Q: What do you think is the biggest adjustment you have made as a player this season?

A: “I think the biggest adjustment that I have made as a player this season is just being more of a leader. Leading by example and more importantly leading vocally, being able to lead is a skill that not a lot of people have. Being that I’m one of the upperclassmen on my team now, I have to set a good example for the younger guys on my team and lead them in the right direction.”

Q: What’s your approach going to be heading into July?

A: “My approach going into July will be the same I always approach the game. That is going out to play my hardest and doing everything in my power to help my team win, but most importantly having fun in the process.”

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