Patrick Patterson named Pre-Season First Team All America

PatPat2 is sharing the load nicely thus far.

Patrick Patterson was named  AP First Team All American.  Patterson is the first UK Basketball Team member to be named to the All America Team since Tayshaun Prince.  If he makes the post-season team, he’ll be the first UK player so honored since Ron Mercer in 1997.  Neither Smith nor Gillispie produced a post season All America honoree.

John Wall was named to the Second Team All Americas.  Many folks in the Sports world are asking the obvious question.  Does anyone really think that there are 8 or 9 players better in the NCAA than Wall.  Had Wall been eligible for the NBA Draft, many believe that he would have been the Number One pick.  He would at least been a Top 2 or 3 pick.  I understand that he’s not played an NCAA game, yet.  Even so, Wall is going to be one of the best 2 or 3 Collegiate players out there this year.

Here’s the AP First Team:

Luke Harangody – Notre Dame
Cole Aldrich – Kansas
Sherron Collins – Kansas
Patrick Patterson – Kentucky
Kyle Singler – Duke

***There is no way that Kyle Singler is going to have a better year than John Wall.  Coach K must have paid some of his AMEX money as a bribe to the voters.

The 2009-2010 Season is going to be crazy awesome for this team and UK fans.  A fitting end will be for Patrick Patterson and John Wall to be named First Team All America in the post-Season and for Patterson to be named the Player of the Year and bring the Adolph Rupp Trophy/Award home to Kentucky for the first time since it’s creation.  They’ve also been named to the All Wooden Team.

That would make for an amazing year.  Incredibly amazing.

“I was really excited when someone told me he was named All-American,” Kentucky sophomore Darius Miller said. “But he didn’t tell me or make a big deal out of it. Everybody was talking about it except Pat. He’s not really the type of person to brag on himself.”

Vaught’s Views on Patterson and the All America Honor