D1 Nation Real Talk: 2011 Chris Patureau

D1 Nation Contributing Editor A.W. “Gym Range” Robinson looks toward the private school ranks for this edition of D1 Nation Real Talk.  Northeast Christian’s 2011 Swingman 6’5″ Chris Patureau shares his thoughts with us.

Patureau (below) freakin’ the oop with Northeast Christian

How old were you when you started playing basketball?
About 5

What are some of your hobbies outside of basketball?
Fishing, golfing, hanging with some friends, and playing Xbox
What is your favorite class in school?
What music are you listening to before a game?
Sometimes slow music to calm me down, but most of the time either jay-z or drakeWhat is your favorite food?
What college or NBA player do you model your game after?
Everyone always compares me to that guy from Nevada, Luke Babbit….He’s now inThe League
List some goals you’ve set for this year?
Win another State Championship and help my teamates around me get better
Who are the Top 5 colleges recruiting you the hardest?
New Hampshire, Stephen F. Austin, Yale, Central Connecticut, and Pepperdine
Who is the best player you played against all spring or summer?
Norman Powell from the San Diego All Stars.
What is the best conference in college basketball?
List the Top 6 players in Houston right now?
Sheldon McClellan, Poppa, Deangelo Harrison, Terran Petteway, Julien Lewis, and ME
What part of your game needs improvement the most?
Who is your favorite player NBA from Houston?
Clyde “The Glyde” DrexlerDo you plan on attending any fall basketball skills camps/clinics this year?
Not as of now. just trying to work on my game and hit the weights for the season
Who are the Top 5 teams in 5A and 4A this year?
5A- Bush, Bellaire, Flower Mound, Ft. Bend Travis, and Strake Jesuit
4A- Yates, Jones, Dallas Lincoln, Lancaster, and LaMarque

Where do you see yourself being 5 years from now?
Graduating from college and either getting a job or going overseas to play the game I love
Chris Patureau is an all purpose player. He’s a lefty with a lot of upside. A very underrated player with the ability to make teammates better every time he steps on the court. Can shoot lights out from the 3 point line, free throw line & midrange. He’s been working on additional ballhandling skills to round his game out. 
Editor’sNote: Got a chance to see him play against MBA Hoops (MS) & he went toe to toe with Laquinton Ross a top 10 player in the Nation. Chris finished with 24pts,10rebs and 6ast.  Not too bad for a “private school” kid.

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