Yet, Gray said he still expect more from Patterson. He describes her career at Moore so far as unfulfilled.
"She has the potential to go as far as she decides to go," Gray said. "We just try to accommodate her talents while still working within our team philosophy. She knows that, and is working hard on being a better player and person, all at the same time. She can do it. We are just waiting and watching, encouraging her every day."
One of the area's Patterson has tried to improve upon the most is her leadership. She says she has come a long way, but still has much to learn.
"It's a lot better this year than I have been in the past," Patterson said. "But I get down on myself a little bit, but I am getting better about keeping my head up out there on the court. I just try not to think about how it's going. Just try to keep my head in the game and keep the score 0-0 in my mind."
With three games left in the season, the Lions have already surpassed their win total from last year. Now it's all about getting better and continuing to try to build the program. Patterson said she has already seen major differences in the team and looks forward to continuing the progress.
"Our defense has improved a lot," Patterson said. "We got girls actually just trying now. Keeping their heads up. It's the most important thing you can do. You just have to keep your head up and keep pushing forward. You can't think about the score. I think we should keep playing like try and play summer ball together. Just keep improving Keep working hard."