Lucas To Florida, Will Patterson Join Him?
In many eyes, Lucas' decision wasn't important just for his abilities as a PG, but because the long running rumor has one of the top post players in the country, Pattrick Patterson, playing alongside Lucas at the same school. The normal suspects (Florida, Duke, Kentucky) are still involved in the Patterson sweepstakes and he's easily the best high school player remaining for the 2008 class. You can bet that both Billy Donovan and Billy Gillispie will be working Patterson non-stop over the next couple of weeks, hoping to bring in a sure fire impact player to cap the recruiting year.
While Gillispie didn't get Lucas of Hamga the past couple of days, I don't think Kentucky fans need to worry about his ability to recruit - he obviously got a very late start at Kentucky due to his recent hire, and he did bring in star SG Alex Legion already. If Gillispie gets Patterson to Kentucky, the Wildcat faithful will have a lot to look forward to.