Hard worker, great attitude. He assigns a tremendous value to the team. I think what he does for his basketball team certainly goes beyond the numbers."
Pelphrey on Patterson's value to the freshmen and helping handle hype: "When you perform like they have, that's not hype, it's reality. Bottom line is they have a tremendous resource in Patrick Patterson if they want to listen.
He has been through it. He has handled adversity. He has handled success throughout his career. There is certainly a lot of fanfare around the program and he has always handled it with class and dignity. If they use him, they have an outstanding resource."