Patterson, Legion impress Howard

Summer workouts are not always a great way to forecast what kind of season a particular player might have. However, UK's Jerrance Howard certainly likes what he has seen from freshmen Patrick Patterson and Alex Legion.

Summer workouts are not always a great way to forecast what kind of season a particular player might have. However, UK's Jerrance Howard certainly likes what he has seen from freshmen Patrick Patterson and Alex Legion.

"Pat (Patterson) is a special guy. You never have to wake him up. He never misses a class that is not excused. He's never late. Coach (Gillispie) holds them all accountable whether they are a manager or returning player. But Pat is always where he is supposed to be," Howard, UK's director of basketball operations assistant, said. "Pat is big-time. He is one of our leaders right now."

What about Legion? Is he the scorer everyone thinks he is?

"We have not ever had a guy like this — ever," Howard said. "Talk about a guy that can score the ball. But he couldn't guard you right now. He is another great character kid, though.

"Alex is big-time, too. He can score any way you want. He wants to be a great player as well. He's very receptive to things you tell him and if you are willing to listen to Coach and do the things he tells you, he will make you a great player."


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