Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mustache Rides in Lexington

Patrick Patterson ended his ass-kissing extravaganza and finally picked UK. This undoes all the hurt left on Black Monday when Jai Lucas, Mikey Sanchez, and my Facebook friend, Beas Hamga all decided to go elsewhere. I'm still a little confused that Hamga's guardian was really concerned about the UK faithful exerting undue influence over the naive Cameroonian, and felt that he needed to be in a place that was a little more Las Vegas. No sense worrying about that though, Patrick is bringing his mustache, penchant for rebounds, and all my wildest dreams with him to Lexington.

I’ll even give Tubby an assist on this one. Patterson was the rare recruit that Tubby set his sights on extremely early, and I think Tubby’s diligence helped bring in the big fella. But it sounds like Gillispie’s in home visit was what really clinched it. Billy Clyde’s organization and full-bore attention to everything in Patterson’s life made this possible. I also think Alex Legion deserves being mentioned in this recruitment. He's been calling Patterson because they played together over the summer, and he just has a cool name, so I assume people like him. Hopefully Legion is able to sway his Oak Hill teammate, Brandon Jennings to come to Lexington too (for more on Jennings, check out some highlights accompanied by some sweet beats that Leonard was dropping). Patterson is the first high-profile legitimate power forward inked by UK since they brought in Jason Parker in 2000 and Chuck Hayes in 2001. It’s a shame that Patterson won’t get to play alongside Randolph, but Patterson made himself a building block for the future of the UK program, and UK seems well on their way to putting many more talented pieces around him.

Patterson really boosts decent recruiting class that already included top-tier shooting guard, Alex Legion, forward A.J. Stewart, and Shrek (Mike Williams). I honestly think this brings UK’s class to top-fifteen status nationally. Is signing Patterson a big enough deal for me to get drunk before five? You bet your ass it is.


Blogger Leonard Peltier said...

As embarrassed as I am to admit it, I actually pumped my fist when I heard the announcement. Also, on that note, it was pretty big time of to broadcast it live. They're like the rich man's cat's pause, and I know a few of us here at awesome! are big fans of their work.
On a different note, I'm going to be pretty upset if the shrek nickname doesn't stick with Williams. I haven't heard a moniker so befitting since

May 16, 2007 at 5:26 PM  
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May 17, 2007 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Jumping Bull said...

Speaking of garbagecanper... did Big Jeff already go off the grid? He's kind of like Leonard at the law school library during finals: absent

May 17, 2007 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Thelonius Monk said...

i know about 15000 people who would have taken or given mustache rides just to land patterson at uk. this is massive. almost as massive as jumping bull's erect penis on derby weekend.

May 17, 2007 at 11:17 AM  

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