Tusculum guard Kendall Patterson has been named the Applebee's Male Student-Athlete of the Month for December.

Patterson, a sophomore from Burlington, North Carolina, averaged 13.8 points and eight assists per game in the Pioneers’ six games during December.  He scored in double figures in all but one including a December-best 16 points at Lenoir-Rhyne and Belmont Abbey.

He opened the month with his first career double-double of 14 points and 10 assists against Catawba.  He followed with a career-high 11 assists and eight points at King.  In Tusculum’s 99-83 home win over Coker, Patterson poured in 14 points while dishing out seven assists and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against the Cobras. 

He followed that performance with 15 points, six assists and eight rebounds at Anderson.  He wrapped up the month with his second double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 assists in TC’s 87-60 win over Belmont Abbey.  In that game, he shot 5-of-8 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from three-point territory.

On the month, Patterson, averaged 5.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, including a career-high six steals against King, which are tied for the fourth most in school history.

The Tusculum College Student-Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Greeneville.  The Applebee’s Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each month from an in-season sport during the 2016-2017 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.