John Calipari is at it again. In a trend that’s sure to become common practice at Kentucky, Coach Cal is setting the revolving door of players in motion. Just last week, Cal made sure everyone at the McDonald’s All-American game knew 5 players would be leaving early to turn pro. Yesterday, the school released a statement confirming that John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Daniel Orton, and Eric Bledsoe would in fact be leaving school early.
Unfortunately, this was news to Patrick Patterson and his family according to his mother. Vaught’s Views ran a story with quotes from his mother:
“I found out UK released a statement saying Patrick and the four freshmen are leaving for the NBA and will declare for the draft,” said Tywanna Patterson Wednesday night. “I said, ‘Really, nobody told me.”
“I have a problem with it going out and not being official. It is his decision. He has not declared for the draft and once he does he can’t back out because he declared for the draft last year.”