SACRAMENTO -- William FitzPatrick, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard, is transferring from Folsom Lake College to play at Sacramento State, it was announced today by Hornet head coach Brian Katz. FitzPatrick will enroll at the University as a junior and has two years of eligibility at Sacramento State.
FitzPatrick spent the 2018-19 season at Folsom Lake College after playing for Case Western Reserve University during his 2017-18 freshman season. Prior to college, the local product spent four years playing at Vista del Lago High School in Folsom.
Last season at Folsom Lake, he was an all-Big 8 Conference selection after averaging 13.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. After coming off the bench during his first eight games, FitzPatrick started 17 of the team's final 18 games of the year. He shot 47% (134-288) from the field, 39% (53-137) from the 3-point line and 85% (40-47) from the free throw line. FitzPatrick scored in double figures 21 times, and posted double-doubles (points and rebounds) each of the final two games of the season.
At Case Western Reserve, which is an NCAA Div. III school in Cleveland, Ohio, he played in 14 games off the bench. That season, FitzPatrick averaged 4.8 points on 46% (26-56) shooting from the field and 44% (11-25) from the 3-point line. He posted a season-high 18 points against Washington (Mo.) on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 4-for-6 from distance.
As a prep, FitzPatrick played four years at Vista del Lago, which included his final three seasons on the varsity squad. The Folsom, Calif., native was named all-league and all-metro during his junior and senior seasons after helping the Eagles to a pair of Capital Athletic League championships and a 46-19 combined record. He averaged 9.4 points per game during his three varsity seasons, including 13.5 points as a junior.
"We are excited to have Will in our program," Katz said. "He is a big and physical shooting guard, has an excellent feel for the game, is a very good shooter and possesses a high basketball IQ."
FitzPatrick is the son of Will FitzPatrick, who played for the Sacramento State baseball team during the program's first four years at the Div. I level (1990-93). The elder FitzPatrick still ranks among Hornet career leaders in numerous Div. I era statistical categories, including first in walks, tied for second in home runs and third in RBIs.
FitzPatrick becomes the seventh and final member of Sacramento State's incoming class, joining guard Christian Terrell (UC Santa Barbara), forward Spencer Monteiro (San Joaquin Delta JC), guard Ryan Blackmon (Culver City HS), forward Jordan Cooke-Harper (Southwestern JC), guard Rick Barros III (Nation Wide Academy) and guard Raazhel Watkins (Los Medanos JC).
Sacramento State's Incoming Class
|Rick Barros III||G||6-5||200||Fr.||Sacramento, Calif./Nation Wide Academy|
|Ryan Blackmon||G||6-0||180||Fr.||Inglewood, Calif./Culver City HS|
|Jordan Cooke-Harper||F||6-9||220||So.||San Diego, Calif./Southwestern JC|
|William FitzPatrick||G||6-3||200||Jr.||Folsom, Calif./Folsom Lake JC|
|Spencer Monteiro||F||6-6||195||Jr.||Woodbridge, Calif./San Joaquin Delta JC|
|Christian Terrell||G||6-5||200||Sr.||Sacramento, Calif./UC Santa Barbara|
|Raazhel Watkins||G||6-1||165||Jr.||Concord, Calif./Los Medanos JC|