August 16, 2006

Patterson an elite prospect coming out of summer

Summer basketball is the time for moving and shaking, and few players climbed the recruiting rankings ladder this year quite like Patrick Patterson.

The 6-foot-8 power forward from Huntington, W.Va., entered the camp and AAU season as a solid prospect ranked in the middle of the Rivals150 pack, but exited as one of the most coveted players in the Class of 2007.

He now holds a five-star ranking, the No. 14 position overall, and has drawn a list of scholarship offers that includes national powers such as Kentucky, Florida, Duke, West Virginia and Maryland.

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