Rams say Patton is the key to state title run for Trotwood

TROTWOOD, Ohio (WRGT) -- Trotwood has had no shortage of outstanding players. In 2006 the Rams finished second in the state behind future Dayton Flyer Chris Wright. In 2014, the prolific scoring of Dezhontae Bennett helped carry Trotwood to the Final Four, but the man steering the ship for this trip to state is senior Torrey Patton.

“It's all up to him. He starts it, he finishes it. He knows what he has to do, and he does it," teammate Myles Belyeu said.

"He is the coach on the floor. He tells us what to do,” teammate Amari Davis said, “He will never yell at us or anything. He will just tell us what we need to do and we listen to him."

Patton can do it all, and not only does he average 20 points per game, but he leads the Rams with nine rebounds per game to go along with his team highs in assists and steals per contest too.

"I always tell him, be the best player on the floor tonight. That doesn't mean score the most points, that means be the best player, and we've had nights where he's been our leading rebounder,” Trotwood Head Coach Rocky Rockhold said, “He's always our leading assist man. We put the ball in his hands, and I think that if we get in situations where games are tight, it's going to be in his hands, and he'll have to make a decision with it, and we'll trust him to do that.”

For the Rams to cut down the nets in Columbus for the first time in program history, they'll rely on Patton putting them in position to do what they've done 26 times already this season; win.

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