Former Jays Center Signed by Thunder

Former Creighton center Justin Patton has been signed by the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

In his two seasons in the league, the seven-footer has played in four games with Minnesota and Philadelphia, averaging 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in just over six minutes per game. 

Patton, an Omaha North grad, was selected by Chicago out of CU with the 16th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft before being traded to Minnesota on draft night.

In his one season at Creighton, he was named Big East Freshman of the Year, after averaging almost 13 points and better than six rebounds per game.