Speaking of stud freshman, how long do you guys reasonably expect Patterson to stay at Kentucky?
Patterson and his mother have both maintained that he wants to stay 4 years and get his degree...
I would be quite surprised if that actually happens, but he definitely appears to have a really good head on his shoulders and he is a great kid... his size is one reason I think he might stay 2-3 years. He's a good 6' 8" but that's really it. He'll be going up against larger opponents EVERY NIGHT in the NBA... so far he has struggled against larger opponents; i.e. Varnardo @ MSU; Padgett @ UL etc. This is totally to be expected, however, considering he is, after all, a freshman.
My gut tells me 3. 2 wouldn't surprise me. I definitely think he'll be here at least one more season. Next year when Billy G gets a few more of his studs in here, he'll have a lot more fun, so that could play into his decision as well.
If you get Patterson for 3 years, that would be super. Unless you're not a UK fan.
We all knew from day one that Gordon was one and done. I wish he'd stay 2 but there is zero chance of that happening.
You're absolutely right. The days of watching a Final Four chock full of very good junior and senior laden squads are pretty much over. Unless the "little" guys like Butler make a run.
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