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ooh after Jai Lucas committed to Florida I was 100% sure Patrick Patterson would sign with UF, but he instead signed with UK which was Lucas's 2nd option.
Yeah it seems in the past month things took a complete 180. We all thought it was Jai to UK and PP to UF. Billy D swooped in on Lucas and won him over which actually is fine with me, Brandon Jennings and Willie Warren are top 15 PG's which now have us in their top 3. We were desperate for Patterson and I'm thrilled that we got him. Word is that UF promised Lucas that Patterson was UF bound which gave him a sense of comfort when he commited. Patterson signed his LOI, Lucas did not.
It's nice to be a UK fan again. 9 of the top 30 for '08 already have a good amount of interest in us, since Tubby left and Gillispie started contacting players several have come out and said they had hoped to hear from UK but never did under Tubby... There's just no excuse for that and that helps to explain why we wanted Tubby out of here.
I expect UK to run a 4 guard offense on occasion next year with Joe Crawford, Ramel Bradley, Derek Jasper and Alex Legion. It should be fun to watch.
US team for the Panamerican games, damn you have no idea how great it is to see Eric Maynor on this team getting some love, and apparently will be starting.
Josh Carter (Texas A&M), Joey Dorsey (Memphis), Wayne Ellington (North Carolina), Shan Foster (Vanderbilt), James Gist (Maryland), Roy Hibbert (Georgetown), Maarty Leunen (Oregon), Derrick Low (Washington Statei), Eric Maynor (Virginia Commonwealth), Drew Neitzel (Michigan State), Scottie Reynolds (Villanova), Bryce Taylor (Oregon), Kyle Weaver (Washington State), DJ White (Indiana).
It was a 5 day tryout and among the notable names cut were:
Mario Chalmers, Sean Singletary, Sherron Collins, Dominic James, Eric Devendorf, Chris Lofton, Jerel Mcneal, DeMarcus Nelson, Jon Scheyer, Tasmin Mitchell, Jon Brockman, Brandon Costner, Randall Falkner,Richard Hendrix, Brian Butch, all of those names cut are household college basketball names.