Patrick Emilien receives first NCAA offers
Patrick Emilien has picked up his first NCAA offers from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and Kent State in Kent, Ohio.
Emilien has elevated his game this season for Toronto Basketball Academy to new levels and should have many more offers coming his way.
The 6’7 wing is leading his team in scoring, averaging 18.8 points per game (which is good for 9th in the league) and 6.4 rebounds in NPA action.
Earlier this month, Emilien dropped 40 points including TEN threes against a Virginia Tech commit and a ESPN Top 100 Prospect. He did all of this in front of the V-Tech head coach Buzz Williams.
Following that game, during the Believe Academy Volunteer State Winter Showcase, Emilien scored 17 points to put TBA within striking distance against Believe Prep. Head coach from Tulane University, Mike Dunleavy Sr. was in attendance for this game.
The 2018 stock riser has garnered mass amount of attention from NCAA programs. Head coaches from California State University (CSUB), Siena, Loyola University (MD), Loyola-Chicago, Northern Arizona Univeristy (NAU), Dartmouth College, and Illinois State are all expected to come north to see Emilien in the next couple of weeks.
Head coach of TBA, Adeel Sahibzada believes Emilien’s incrdible work ethic has been a major part for his evolution and is proud to that he will be the third NCAA prospect coming from TBA.
“Patrick is a quintessential gym rat. He has an infectious work ethic, which is refreshing to see. I’ve never seen a player improve and evolve the way Patrick has been in the last year. He will join Ahmed Ali and Cordell Viera as the other NCAA prospects to come from this program in the last two years.”
The Canisius College Golden Griffins plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). They currently hold a 13-9 record this season.
The Kent State Golden Flashes compete in the Mid-American Conference. They have been struggling a bit this season, holding an 11-10 record.
Catch Emilien and his strong TBA team Mar. 1-4 at Sheridan College in Brampton, ON for the National Championships as they try and make another strong run for the title.