Chelsea Patterson is one of the best players from the Cumming, GA area in the Class of 2021.
The 5-foot-11, 118-pound Patterson, who attends North Forsyth High School, is a dynamic player that works as a guard and forward.
Patterson has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as being selected Defensive Player of the Year (2017-18), and Honorable Mention in the Mary Gobbler Classic.
Patterson is humbled by the accolades.
“It made me feel great to know that someone else sees my hard work,” Patterson said.
Patterson had a game this season in which she amassed 10 points, 3 blocks, and 2 steals.
No matter the opponent, every game Patterson is determined to give it his all.
Patterson is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Patterson steps between the lines.
“My mindset is learning new positions and to do better and be better,” Patterson said.
Patterson has great passion and energy whenever she’s on the court. Patterson tells why she enjoys the game of basketball so much.
“The blocks, the cheering, the support, the excitement, and most of all hearing the crowd yelling,” Patterson said. “I love the experience.”
Patterson has learned many valuable lessons from playing basketball that she applies to her everyday life.
“Basketball has taught me how to carry yourself as a young lady and to know that other people look up to you,” Patterson said.
Patterson shares her favorite memories of playing basketball.
“Coming back from an injury and beating Cara High School,” Patterson said.
Patterson takes her role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Patterson makes sure she’s a daily positive influence on her peers.
“I demonstrate being a good teammate by encouraging my teammates and pushing them to do better to be better,” Patterson said. “The best advice I give is to stay focused and don’t sell yourself.”
Patterson is appreciative of having amazing role models that are supportive.
“I have learned from my coaches to practice hard and play harder,” Patterson said.
Patterson patterns her mentality after these standouts.
“I look up to Lisa Leslie and Chris Paul,” Patterson said.
Patterson lists English and PE as her favorite subjects in school.
Patterson explains her collegiate aspirations.
“My top college choices are Louisburg College, William Peace University, and Winston Salem State University,” Patterson said.
Patterson maintains a rigorous schedule to stay sharp.
“I do a lot of dribbling and cardio,” Patterson said.
Patterson is striving for greatness in all that she does.
“My goals are to attend college, play basketball and get an education,” Patterson said.
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