April 15, 2007

Gillispie set for in-home visit with Patterson

The family of five-star Huntington (W.Va.) power forward Patrick Patterson will finally get to meet the man behind the voice - or perhaps more fitting in this era of recruiting, the man behind the keystrokes.

Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie will make an in-home visit with the Pattersons on Monday, the first face-to-face meeting between the two parties since Gillispie was hired. The McDonald's All-American has been in contact with the Wildcats' new boss, but only through phone calls and text messages thus far.

"We're excited about it," said the player's mother, Tywanna. "It will be our first chance to sit down and get to know coach Gillispie and find out what his vision is for Patrick at Kentucky."

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