Joel Patch #33
Hometown: Binghamton, NY
Position: Small Forward
College: Susquehanna Univ.
A Susquehanna University (Pa.) grad., Patch comes to the Bulldogs for his first year in 2018-19. The 6'6 guard/forward is a very versatile player who can play multiple positions. He is a good defender with long arms who can guard 4 positions, can stretch the floor and shoot the 3 on offense, and is a tremendous rebounder on both ends of the floor.
As a member of the SU River Hawks, Patch was named Landmark Conference player of the year in 2009. That year he averaged 17.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game, leading the team in both categories and guiding leading them to a 18-8 record and Landmark Conference championship. He was name 1st team All-Region as well as NCAA All-American that season, and "Jostens" nominee, which recognizes the Top 10 players in the country.
In 2017 Patch was named to the Landmark Conference All-decade team for the 2000's, a very prestigious award. He was selected to the Susquehanna University Hall of Fame. Patch remains the only player in school history to record over 1000 points, have 700 rebounds and 150 steals in his career.