INDIANAPOLIS – Former IUPUI standout Mitch Patton has inked his first professional playing contract and will begin his career with Michelin Etha Engomis in Engomi, Cyprus. The 6-foot-9 center is expected to leave on Sept. 19.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to continue playing,” Patton said. “It’s been a dream of mine since I can remember and now it’s a reality. I’m extremely excited.”
Patton closed his collegiate career with 938 points in 117 games (8.0 ppg), shooting 50.5 percent from the field. He also swatted 88 shots in his IUPUI career, putting him fifth on the school’s all-time list. The Vincennes, Ind.-native averaged a team-high 13.7 points and 5.0 boards per game his junior year before netting 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game a season ago.
He was named All-Summit League by multiple publications following his junior year and opened his senior year by being picked Summit League Player of the Week after registering 26 points and 10 boards at Utah Valley on Nov. 8. He scored 27 points on two different occasions and finished with six career double-doubles.
Etha was founded in 1942 and competes in the Cypriot League with games running from late-October through mid-March. In addition, Etha also competed in the EuroChallenge last season.