Get to know new Gophers point guard Lu’Cye Patterson

Get to know new Gophers guard Lu’Cye Patterson

KSTP Sports’ Darren ‘Doogie’ Wolfson spent some time recently with new Gophers guard Lu’Cye Patterson.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Patterson***

The 6-foot-2 guard is from Minneapolis and attended Brooklyn Center High School before moving to Minnesota Prep Academy.

Last year at Charlotte, he was second in the conference in scoring (14.6 ppg) and shot 43.6% from the field and 35% from three, earning Second Team All-American Athletic Conference and Second Team All-District honors. He went to Charlotte after starting his collegiate career at Missouri State, where he appeared in 57 games.

“Lu’Cye Patterson is a great addition to our program,” Gophers head coach Ben Johnson said in a statement. “He’s a player who has gotten better every year he’s played college basketball. Lu’Cye has a high basketball IQ and a good feel for the game. He plays with the right pace, has great physicality and toughness, can shoot, and makes players better with his passing. We’re excited to add him to the team.”

Patterson has one year of collegiate eligibility left.

The Gophers begin summer workouts next Monday.