June 5, 2006

Patterson's recruitment continues to take off

It's no mystery that one of the top players on the board for the Virginia basketball program is Patrick Patterson.

The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder from Huntington, W.Va., has emerged this spring as one of the toughest and most productive post players in the class of 2007.

A recent published report cited Patterson as having three schools at the top of his list, and UVa was not among that group. Is that actually the case?

Another network reported in late May that Wake Forest, Florida and Kentucky were out in front for Patterson's services, but the powerful inside player said that's not accurate.

"I said that those were three schools that I knew I wanted to visit," Patterson said. "But every school on my list is still the same right now."

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