JUCO Transfer To Finish College Career At NGU
Tigerville, SC - North Greenville University has added their sixth student athlete to this year’s class, point guard Patrick George from Miami, Florida.
George is transferring in from Indian River State College (IRSC) in Fort Pierce, Florida. IRSC had a very successful season in which they ended with 22 wins, 7 losses, a Southern Conference Tournament Title, and a berth to the NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Tournament.
Coach Lister on Patrick: “We are very excited about signing Patrick, and have high expectations of him. This year’s team will have the tough task of replacing two of my favorite former players, 4 year starting point guard Tim Franklin, and team leading scorer Tyshawn Patterson. We feel like he can come in and be a combination of both. Like Tim, Patrick has great leadership skills, sets an example, and will be great at creating scoring opportunities for our team, and will play physical on-ball relentless defense. Like Tyshawn, Patrick is a vocal guy that demands a lot out of his teammates, and has the ability to score in a variety of ways. It has been a joy getting to know Patrick, and his mom, Gina. Patrick has such a passion for basketball, and has spent hours in prayer about this decision. We are ecstatic that he feels led by the Lord to be at North Greenville University. “
Before playing two seasons at Indian Rivers State, George attended Dr. Krop High School in Miami, playing for legendary coach Shakey Rodriguez. Rodriguez has been a high school coach for 30 years and a college coach for five years (Head Coach, Florida International University).
Shakey Rodriguez on Patrick: “There are not many guys like Pat, but every team needs one. He is a constant worker and the type of guy you want your young players to be around. Very few times in 35 years of coaching have I had to tell a guy not to push himself so hard, or to spend less time in the gym. Pat is a constant competitor and a shut-down defender that can quickly find the weakness in the guy he is guarding, and make him pay for it. Pat is going to be great at North Greenville University.”