Creighton alum reassigned to G-League

Iowa's Justin Patton (24) waits to check in to a game with the Wolves during the 2017-18 season (KHGI)

Justin Patton was recalled by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Christmas Eve, but there wasn't a present for him in the Twin Cities.

Patton nearly got his shot at the big show, but before he played a game, the T-wolves reassigned the 16th overall pick in this past season's NBA Draft to the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota's G–League affiliate.

He's performed well while in Des Moines, averaging 9.5 points on 48.9% shooting with 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 17.5 minutes.

At 20 years of age, Patton has opportunities awaiting him in his basketball future.

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