Claremore Daily Progress

April 24, 2014

OSU women's basketball adds JUCO duo


STILLWATER — Oklahoma State's women's basketball team has signed a pair of junior college players it was announced today by Cowgirl head coach Jim Littell.

Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College's Roddricka Patton and Rylie Swanson, a product of Northern Oklahoma College-Enid, both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the OSU program for the upcoming season.

Patton, a 5-4 guard, helped the Cardinals to a 36-1 record and a third consecutive national championship this past season. In the title game, she tallied 11 assists and six steals en route to earning all-tournament team honors. Patton averaged 7.1 assists per game, which ranked fourth nationally, 5.5 points and 3.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

As a freshman, she averaged 4.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest while helping the Cardinals to a 36-1 mark and the seventh national title in school history.

Patton led Neches (Texas) High School to a 34-5 mark and its third consecutive state title as a senior, turning in a 31-point effort in the final game. Following her performance, she was named the game's MVP for the third consecutive year. Patton closed her prep career with eight career games at the state tournament in which she averaged 17.6 points per contest.

"Roddricka is a proven winner at every level. She has won her final game for five consecutive seasons, winning three consecutive high school state championships and two national championships at Trinity Valley," Littell said. "She is very quick, very athletic and has the ability to make those around her better."

The 5-foot-10 Swanson earned honorable mention NJCAA All-America honors and was a first-team All-Region 2 pick this past season after averaging 16.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest. The Alva, Okla., native helped the Lady Jets to a 22-12 record as a sophomore and a berth in the NJCAA national tournament. As a freshman, Swanson averaged 8.8 points and 7.7 boards per outing.


At Alva (Okla.) High School, she averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds en route to earning all-state honors as a senior.

"Rylie is a strong, athletic wing player with a lot of facets to her game," Littell said. "She can score on the box, has a very good intermediate game and can shoot the three. She is also a strong rebounder and a good defender who will make an immediate impact for us.