December 13, 2006

Gators have connection to top prospect

With an 11-day layoff, Gators head basketball coach Billy Donovan hit the road on Tuesday to watch the season opener of five-star prospect Patrick Patterson. Florida is on the short list of the nation's second best power forward.

Patterson's final list includes West Virginia, Virginia, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Duke and the Gators. But Florida may have an advantage in the final push for the Rivals150 No. 14 ranked player because of the Gator coaching staff's connections to Patterson's hometown.

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