CSU Signs Patrick Cartier To National Letter of Intent

CSU Signs Patrick Cartier To National Letter of Intent


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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CSU Signs Patrick Cartier To National Letter of Intent

The 6-8 forward joins the Rams after being a two-time Division II All-American at Hillsdale College

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State has signed 6-8 forward Patrick Cartier (Brookfield, Wisc./Brookfield East HS (Hillsdale (MI) College) to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Niko Medved said. Cartier will have two years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Rams for the 2022-23 season.
“I chose Colorado State because of the family culture,” Cartier said. “Also because they the tools to help me develop as a player, person and a student.”

The two-time consensus Division II All-American and Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Player of the Year, Cartier led the Chargers to their first ever NCAA Regional title and berth in the NCAA Elite Eight in 2021-22. In the NCAA D-II Midwest Regional, he averaged 24.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while shooting 71.8 percent from the floor and 88.9 percent from the foul line in three consecutive victories to earn Tournament MVP honors. In his junior year in earning First-Team All-American honors, he led the G-MAC in scoring at 22.0 points a game and field goal percentage at 66.0, ranking 12th and seventh nationally in DII, respectively. He also shot 43.8 percent on threes, 74.9 percent from the free throw line and added 6.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.6 blocks per game, while scoring in double figures in all 31 of Hillsdale’s games last season. He tallied 22 20-plus point games and four 30-plus point games, with is 681 points are the fifth-highest single-season total in program history and highest since moving up to Division II in 1990-91.
A Third Team NCAA DII All-American from D2CCA in 2020-21, Cartier was named G-MAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and the Male Athlete of the Year after leading the conference in scoring (20.5 ppg) and field goal percentage (65.1%) while finishing eighth in free-throw shooting percentage (77.7%) and 12th in rebounding (6.2 rpg). He finished in double-figures in all 24 games for the Chargers, with 14 games of 20 or more points and five double-doubles. His 65.1% field goal percentage was seventh-best in Division II, with nearly twice the attempts of the six ahead of him, while he was named CoSIDA Academic All-District for the first of two consecutive years, the first Charger men’s basketball player to receive that honor since 2016.
After redshirting as a true freshman in 2018-19, Cartier put together one of the top seasons for a freshman at Hillsdale in 2019-20, starting all 28 games and leading the team in scoring (16.1 ppg), rebounds (6.1 rpg), blocks (22) and field goal percentage (64.3 percent). In doing so, he led the Chargers to a share of their first Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) regular-season title and earned G-MAC Freshman of the Year and First-Team All-Conference honors. He finished with double-figure scoring in 23 of them and seven games of 20 or more points, including three double-doubles. He was extremely efficient despite a high usage rate, shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range and 74 percent from the free throw line to go with his 64.3 percent field goal percentage.
For his career at Hillsdale, Cartier had 1,624 points, good for seventh all time, and his 640 made field goals are sixth all-time. Cartier is also the career leader in field goal percentage at Hillsdale at 65.2 percent, four full percentage points higher than second place.
A three-sport standout in basketball, football and track and field at Brookfield East, Cartier led the Spartans to a 25-4 record and 14-2 in conference his senior year after the squad was winless in conference just 4-20 in his sophomore season. He earned Second Team American Family Insurance ALL-USA Wisconsin Team, Conference Player of the Year and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel All-Suburban Boys’ Basketball Team selection after averaging 22.1 points a game and pacing the team in rebounds and blocked shots in leading the team to a runner-up state finish in the WIAA Division I State Tournament, hitting the game winner in the overtime semifinal win. Cartier increased his production from 10.6 points per game as a sophomore to 16.8 as a junior, and the Spartans increased their win total by seven games both overall and in conference play to finish 11-12 and 7-7.  In football, he was the leading receiver on the East football team that won the 2016 Division II state tile and part of the track team, competing in 110 and 300 hurdles, the triple jump and high jump, that also captured the state crown in 2016.

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