In very exciting fashion, Brophy Prep's 6-foot-4 senior guard Patrick Chew leaped off the recruiting board and signed a national letter of intent with Murray State University - a tremendous signing by Chew after going some time without signing, and being one of the state's top unsigned prospects. After going under the radar, in a sense, for months, Chew has landed at one of the top mid-major Division-I college programs in the country.
Chew is coming off a strong senior season, where he helped lead his Brophy Prep team to a tremendous season and a 25-3 overall record. Brophy Prep would fall to eventual 6A State Champion Perry High School in the 6A State Semi-Finals, in a memorable (3) overtime game, which Brophy would lose 49-47. Chew was a serious leader for the Broncos this high school season, and was one of the the team's top and consistent performers all season - leading Brophy to numerous big wins.
Chew chose Murray State over offers from UTEP, Cleveland State and Kennesaw State.
At 6-4 in height, Chew is a bigger combo-guard prospect that enjoys playing on or off the basketball. He is a play-maker with the ball in his hands and makes plays for himself and others. He enjoys having the basketball in his hands and making plays off the dribble in the half-court set, in the open floor or while slashing to the basket, where he is a good finisher in traffic. Chew looks to make players around him better and get his team into the offensive set, but he also likes to score the basketball when off the ball or as needed, as well. He is a very good ball handler and passer that sees the floor, and also pushes the basketball. He has developed his perimeter shooting over the last two seasons, and now shoots with better consistency from longer ranges, which sets up his drives to the basket. He has a good mid-range game, and does not mind physical contact when getting into the lane against bigger defenders, where he uses a variety of floaters to finish around the basket.
Chew is also an active rebounder from the guard position. He is an excellent defender, his best asset. Chew plays passing lanes well and is an excellent one-on-one defender that takes pride in his defense, and enjoys accepting challenges on the court - guarding the opposing team's best player without permission. A potential lock-down defender over time - an aspect of his game that will benefit him nicely as a player.
Chew is also the son of one of the top recruiters in the country - long-time successful college coach Isaac Chew, an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico.
Congratulations to the Chew family on this amazing accomplishment from our Arizona Preps' staff.