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Patterson entering NBA Draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson is
skipping his senior season and heading to the NBA.
Patterson said Friday that it's time to start a new chapter in
his life following his three seasons in Lexington, which he joked
felt much longer after being recruited by Tubby Smith and then
playing for Billy Gillispie and John Calipari.
Patterson averaged 14.3 points and 7.4 rebounds for the
Wildcats, who went 35-3 and won the Southeastern Conference regular
season and tournament titles. He considered turning professional
following his sophomore year, but felt he needed another season to
become a more complete player.
Patterson is one of five Kentucky underclassmen heading to the
NBA, joining John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe and Daniel
Orton.

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