Weber Announces the Signing of Brian Patrick


– Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber announced the signing of high school guard Brian Patrick (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Boyd Anderson) on the first day of the Spring National Signing Period on Wednesday.

A 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard, Patrick comes to K-State from Boyd Anderson High School, where he led the Cobras to an 18-10 overall record and a berth in the 2016 FHSAA Class 6A State Championship. He averaged 17.8 points on 51.8 percent shooting (175-of-338), including 42.1 percent (59-of-140) from 3-point range, to go with averages of 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.9 steals per game. He was named Second Team All-Broward County among 8A-7A-6A programs by the Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Patrick is the second prep player from the Fort Lauderdale area to sign with the Wildcats, joining big man James Love III (American Heritage) who signed during the Fall National Signing Period in November.

“We are excited to welcome Brian and his family to K-State and our basketball family,” said Weber. “One of our recruiting priorities was getting better from the 3-point line. (Former K-State player) Martavious (Irving) came to us and told us about a kid from his high school (Boyd Anderson) who was having a breakout senior year. After doing some research, (assistant coach) Chester and I made a number of trips to Fort Lauderdale to see Brian and we knew that he would be a great fit for our shooting needs and for the team.

“Brian give us a big-time perimeter shooter with tremendous range who has legitimate size (6-foot-5). He connected on better than 42 percent from long range as a senior, averaging over two made 3-pointers per game. He also has tremendous athleticism and a great jumping ability. He comes from a high school program with great tradition who always turn out tough players. He broke his leg as a junior and missed out on some time to get exposure in the summer, but he’s made the most of his senior season.” 

Boyd Anderson is the famed high school alma mater of Naismith Hall of Famer and K-State alumnus Mitch Richmond (1986-88) as well as Irving (2009-13), who is part of the winningest senior class in school history.

Patrick transferred to Boyd Anderson for his senior season after playing two varsity seasons (2013-15) at Cardinal Gibbons High School where he helped the Chiefs to a 56-7 overall record as a sophomore and junior. As a reserve, he helped the squad to a 32-1 overall record in 2014-15 en route to the 5A District 16 title and the Class 5A State Championship. In the championship run, the Chiefs knocked off current Wildcat Barry Brown and Gibbs High School in the state semifinals to advance to the title game.

Patrick is the third member of the 2016 Signing Class, joining the earlier announcement of Love and Xavier Sneed (Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood Central) who inked with the Wildcats during the Fall National Signing Period in November.

Brian Patrick
6-5 // 180 // SG
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
High School: Boyd Anderson (coached by Eugene Richardson)
AAU: South Florida Elite (coached by Cedric Smith)
Primary Recruiter: Chester Frazier

Spent his senior season at Boyd Anderson, where he helped the Cobras to a 5-win improvement to an 18-10 overall record and a trip to the Regional Semifinals of the 2016 FHSAA Class 6A State Championship… The squad lost to rival and eventual state champion Dillard, 55-52, on Feb. 16.
Named Second Team All-Broward County 8A-7A-6A by the Florida Sun-Sentinel as a senior… Also selected to the preseason All-Broward County team by the Sun-Sentinel.
Averaged 17.8 points on 51.8 percent shooting (175-of-338), including 42.1 percent (59-of-140) from 3-point range, to go with 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks as a senior in 2015-16… Also connected on 72.7 percent (72-of-99) from the free throw line… Shot 58.6 percent (116-of-198) from inside the 3-point line… Played in all 27 games.
Led the Cobras in scoring, field goals made and attempted, 3-point field goals made and attempted, rebounding, offensive and defensive rebounds, while he was second in steals and blocks.
Scored in double figures in 25 of 27 games played with 9 20-point games… Scored a season-high 29 points on 10-of-16 field goals vs. Stranahan (1/7/16).
Tallied 7 double-doubles (points/rebounds), grabbing a season-best 13 rebounds vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (12/10/15).
Recorded at least one 3-point field goal in 25 of 27 games, including 2 or more 18 times… Knocked down a season-high 4 3-pointers on six occasions.
Played two varsity seasons at Class 5A power Cardinal Gibbons, where he helped the Chiefs to a 56-7 overall record from 2013-15, including a 32-1 mark and the Class 5A state title as a junior in 2014-15.