#3 - Ebony Patterson
Position: G
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chesterfield, Va.
Height: 5-7
Previous School: L.C. Bird High School

2009-10 (JUNIOR):
· Appeared in 35 games with 30 starts
· Stepped up early in the season in the absence of senior Kita Waller and again in early January with the loss of senior La’Tavia Rorie
· Averaged 5.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per outing
· Finished second on the team with 103 assists, averaging 2.9 per game
· Provided a steady defensive presence with 41 steals
· Scored a career-best 16 points against William & Mary (1/17/10), while tying her career mark with eight free throws
· Made first career start during the Rams’ season-opening victory against Virginia Tech
· Had a career day against the Hokies registering career-highs in points (10), minutes (36), rebounds (5), assists (6) and steals (2)
· Scored 10 points against Arkansas State (11/20/09) and surpassed her previous career-high with 14 points and went a career-best 8-of-8 from the free throw line at East Carolina (12/2/09)
· Dished out a career-high eight assists against Delaware

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE):
· Was a key reserve for the Rams, appearing in 25 games with 8.5 minutes per outing
· Scored 33 points and hauled in 22 rebounds, while recording six steals and 19 assists
· Scored first points of the season against sixth-ranked University of North Carolina with a pair of second half free throws (11/16/08)
· Saw 13 minutes of action in VCU’s home opening win over Tulane where she registered her first career block (11/21/08)
· Scored six points and corralled three rebounds in a career-high 20 minutes against Longwood (12/28/08)

2007-08 (FRESHMAN):
· Played in 24 games at the point guard position
· Established career highs with eight points and four rebounds against Morgan State (12/27/07)
· In addition to scoring 38 points, also pulled down 21 rebounds as a freshman
· Missed three games due to illness early in the season

PRIOR TO VCU:
· Played four years of varsity basketball at L.C. Bird High School in Chesterfield, Va
· Voted first team All-District her final three seasons with the Skyhawks
· Named the Regional Player of the Year, as well as first team All-State her senior season, while leading her team to a district title
· Played for the Fairfax Stars AAU program with current teammate Jessica Taylor

PERSONAL:
· Majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology and is a member of the Latin Club
· Plans to become a Criminal Psychologist after graduation
· Daughter of Anthony and Lisa Patterson
· Sister Takiyah attends Virginia State University
· Born August 24, 1989



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