Patten Has A Favorite

David Patten, a 6-7 power forward from Placentia (Calif.) El Dorado, tells us that he has a favorite. He's considering schools in the WCC, Big West and Mountain West...

David Patten, 6-7 PF Placentia (Calif.) El Dorado, told us last night that he may be close to making a decision.

"I really like Pepperdine," Patten said. "I like their program and it could be too good to pass up. I'm still open to hearing from other schools, though, and I haven't decided yet."

Patten said that UC Irvine and Utah are the two other serious contenders at this point.

We asked if the chance to stay close to home was a factor in his decision and Patten replied, "Yes, it is. I was homesick when I went on my trip and I realized if I can't take it for two days, what will it be like for four years?"

Patten also said that it's possible his decision could come in the near future.

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