May 8, 2007

Final countdown is on for Patterson

With the last day of the spring signing period rapidly approaching, five-star Huntington (W.Va.) forward Patrick Patterson says he can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Patterson, the nation's highest-rated unsigned prospect in the Class of 2007, trimmed his list of prospective schools from six to three on Monday and hopes to have a final decision by this time next week. He plans to sign with his future college program on Wednesday, May 16, the final day he can place his signature on a letter-of-intent.

"I narrowed it down to three schools today - Duke, Florida and Kentucky," Patterson said. "Those are the three that have the best overall atmosphere, coaching, basketball schedule, fan support and academics. It was a combination of all those things."

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