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Pat Ingram: Big shoes to fill

Idaho junior Pat Ingram. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho junior Pat Ingram. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

If Pat Ingram can follow in the footsteps of other point guards to join Idaho out of a junior college then he should be thrilled. In fact, the guy he hopes to replace, Mike Scott, was a JC product himself.

Ingram signed with Idaho out of Trinity Valley JC, having transferred to the two-year school after a short stint with the Big Ten’s Iowa Hawkeyes.

The 6-foot-2-inch guard sat out last season in order to get his grades right, and now hopes to add a matured presence to Idaho’s point guard competition.

“He sat out last year to keep his grades in order. Big strong, physical guy who can come in and play, we think right away,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said. “He has a very good feel on how to play … good shooter, good handle on the ball. He’ll be a good player the minute he steps on campus.”

Ingram scored 12.2 points per game his sophomore season at Trinity Valley after making 19 appearances at Iowa his freshman year.

Ingram played 10 minutes in Idaho’s exhibition against Saint Martin’s but sat out the 88-55 win over Lewis-Clark State.

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