"Coach told us to come out here and use our strengths," Patterson said. "One of my strengths is rebounding so he told the big guys that we would have to be strong on the boards because they have big guys just like this and almost better than us. He told us to be marshals on the boards."
Patterson's best game of the weekend came early Monday morning in the semi-finals against the Arkansas Wings. With his team behind he stepped up and at least got them back in the game. However, his 12 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocks weren't enough as Boo Williams lost on a last second shot.
Recruiting wise he said the schools recruiting him the hardest are Kentucky, Wake Forest, Florida and Virginia. He's taken visits to all of them but Florida, in which he plans to do in late July before or after the AAU Nationals, which are held in Orlando. He has also decided a few schools that will get official visits.
"I know I'm probably going to end up using three out my five officials on Florida, Wake and Kentucky."
Patterson is no stranger to taking visits to go along with visits to Kentucky, Wake Forest and Virginia he has also visited N.C. State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Marshall and Tennessee. Although his visit to Kentucky was quite a few months ago he talked about his trip to Lexington.
"It went pretty well. They showed me the football field. I went to the game where they played Arkansas and were down by like 20 at halftime and came back. They showed me the old arena where they used to play, they showed me Tubby's office and around campus."
While he does have a nice list of schools to choose from Patterson made it clear that he's not in any rush to make a decision and he is open to other schools getting involved. He said he would like to make a decision towards the end of the year.
"During the summer I'll probably narrow it down to seven or five but I would like to make my decision in October or November."