Originally Posted by WVRed
If Kentucky can somehow convince Patterson to stay for his junior year, this team could be unstoppable in the paint in 2009. With Pilgrim and Orton joining Patterson and Stevenson, we could have the deepest frontcourt in the nation.
2009 is shaping up pretty nicely with Hood, Orton, Vilarino, and Pilgrim. Depending on who else is out there, this could really be fun to watch.
The main area of concern this year is going to be PG and depth. It will likely come down to Michael Porter, Kevin Galloway, or DeAndre Liggins. Porter has been the model of inconsistency throughout his Kentucky career, and unless he has made major adjustments, this could be a problem. He would likely be the favorite over Kevin Galloway and DeAndre Liggins.
If I had to guess:
I really think Liggins will start. I can't Porter playing all that much unless there are injuries or Galloway and Liggins struggle badly. The other four are probably right. Orton was huge get in recruiting. He was their main target for next season. If Patterson does stay their frontline will be huge and pretty darn good. But, I think, if Patterson has they type of season we all think he will have he will certainly go pro. Should be a fun year and pretty good one.