Patterson is transferring and headed to Bloomington
Danielle Patterson, the 6’2 forward from Queens, NY, will be transferring from Notre Dame to the University of Indiana. Patterson will sit this year out, and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Patterson is coming off of a season in which she played in 33 games, but averaged just over 10 minutes per game and 2.9 points per game for the Fighting Irish. Patterson, who was a reserve on a loaded 2018 National Championship team as a freshman — and an equally loaded team last year that reached the championship game — will be headed to Bloomington, where head coach Teri Moren has the Hoosiers program on the rise.
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Indiana is coming off of a 21-13 season, highlighted by a big-time win over Iowa. The Hoosiers made the Women’s NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed, upsetting the No. 7 seeded Texas Longhorns in the first round
The Hoosiers would go on to lose to eventual regional champion, Oregon, in the second round of the tournament.
Patterson will bring size, versatility, and the ability to stretch the floor with her jump shot, and block shots on the defensive end. Patterson’s arrival — even though she will need to sit out — comes at a great time for the Hoosiers, as two of their top three scorers will be seniors next season.
Patterson will look to fill that scoring void immediately when she takes the court in 2020.
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