Goodrich’s Andrew Patrick signs with Concordia

Posted: January 22, 2010 by Jared Field in High School
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Andrew Patrick, Goodrich’s four-year varsity do-all guard signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday. He will be playing his college ball at Concordia University in Ann Arbor.

Patrick has been among the best players in the GAC Red since 9th grade and, for practical purposes, is a bit of a steal for Concordia. I thought Patrick could sneak his way onto a D-II roster, but give the kid credit — he wants to play.

I love this quote from his coach, Gary Barns: “The beauty of him playing there is he’s going to get to play. They want him. A lot of kids get it in their head they’re going to go Division I or Division II and find out everybody else is as good as they are…”

Patrick is averaging 17 points per game on the no. 6-ranked team in class B.

  1. PJR says:

    Been following the WHAC a bit this year. Actually pleasantly suprised at how good a league it is. Very balanced top to bottom with close games even when the top team plays the bottom team. Many former high school star notables on the rosters as well. Not to mention top teams like Cornerstone, Davenport and Aquinas have beat up on the GLIAC’s top teams like GSVU and LSSU and even been competitive with MAC level schools and such. Another nifty hidden secret is even for guys who don’t get scholarships but want a good education and still play a bit of ball, that many of these four year schools still do the old time JV team, formerly called Freshman team dating back to when Freshman couldn’t play varsity college ball. These teams not only play each other’s JV’s, but also play a lot of the JuCo teams as well, and so frankly the JV squads many times play as good or better competition than the varsity squads do! Michigans got a lot of college basketball available for those that know of the opportunities. That’s all a good thing!

  2. JeFF says:

    Is dat Division 1

    • PJR says:

      It’s D2 level, but under the NAIA not NCAA.

      • Jared Field says:

        It’s not D-2 level.

      • PJR says:

        It’s NAIA/D2, as opposed to NAIA/D1. Note for comparison with NAIA/D2 and NCAA/D2 Cornerstone beat GVSU by 19, Aquinas beat LSSU by a dozen or so, and interestingly vs D1 Eastern Michigan Davenport was up by 4 with 3 minutes left and manage to lose a close one. It’s a pretty solid league. Have seen a lot of good games I’d compare to the games in any league. Basically what’s missing is about 4-5 inches on the frontcourt big men is all.

  3. Jared Field says:

    I thought you were comparing Concordia to NCAA division 2. My bad.

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