According to Steve Sparks, Western Kentucky ruled in Patrick Sparks favor this afternoon, effectively allowing the sharp shooting guard to transfer to the school of his choice.
Sparks can still not transfer within the Sun Belt Conference but is free to begin talks with schools previously restricted, such as Louisville.
Sparks will travel to Stillwater this weekend to visit the Oklahoma State campus.
Sources close to the UofL basketball program have informed ITV that the Cardinal coaches are highly interested in Sparks' services. And with today's ruling, Coach Pitino and his staff are free to initiate contact with the 6'1 Central City, KY native.
ITV will have the latest developments on the Sparks recruitment in the weeks ahead.