For those of you that dont follow the day to day world of college basketball recruting, I hope to use this blog this summer as a chance to introduce you to some of the players that Kentucky is going after. One of the truly big names on the horizon for Kentucky and one that the coaching staff should be falling over backward to get is Patrick Patterson. Seen below in his Myspace picture (these are always brilliant), Patterson is a power forward from Huntington, West Virginia that reportedly grew up a bit of a Kentucky fan.
Some of you may know Patterson’s name as it has been brandished about for some time, usually because folks thought he wanted to become a Cat some time ago, but the University was slow to show reciprocal interest. I am unsure if those stories are true, but what is clear is that many teams ranging from Florida to Cincinnati and maybe even those pesty Duke Blue Devils have began to come a knocking. Patterson is part of a host of power forwards in the 07 class who Kentucky is hoping to land and his name will be on the tongues this summer. Look for an interview here later in the year, and until then, say hello to him here:
Patterson’s Myspace page (Notice that he says to trust no one but “my boyz and sum girlz”
And here is Taylor Hicks….just because I can: