Patterson, a 6-foot-9 forward, led the Southeastern Conference last season and ranked 11th in the country in field goal percentage with a 60.3 clip. The Huntington, W. Va., native said he had three reasons for returning to UK.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky men's basketball program has signed Miami-Dade Community College standout Darnell Dodson, Coach John Calipari announced on Friday.
Dodson, originally from Greenbelt, Md., attended Miami-Dade Community College last season where he helped guide the Sharks to a Southern Conference Championship and a 26-2 regular season record. The 6-7 small forward averaged 15.7 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 76.7 percent from free throw line en route to First Team All-Southern Conference honors.
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"This has been a decision weighing on my shoulders for a while," said Porter. "Being married, and now with my little girl on the way, my priorities have simply changed. I love basketball and will miss it a lot, but I think it's the best thing for me and my family at this stage of my life.
Meeks, a 6-4 guard, led the SEC and ranked eighth in the country in scoring, averaging 23.7 ppg. He set the school record for points in a game (54 at Tennessee) and three-pointers in a season, (117) while also shooting an SEC best 90.2 percent from the free throw line.
So keep that in mind when I tell you that I don't have the greatest feeling about John Calipari coming to Lexington.
I don’t think this is how Mitch Barnhart envisioned things going.
UK President Lee T. Todd, Jr. and Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart will be announcing a change in the head coaching position of the men's basketball program.
There will be a live feed on UKathletics.com.