Dec. 29, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore Patrick Patterson was named the SEC Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.
The 6-9 Huntington, W.Va., native averaged a double-double on the week with 30.0 ppg and 12.5 rpg. Patterson recorded back-to-back double-doubles in helping lead the Wildcats to wins over Tennessee State and Florida Atlantic. He has eight on the season and 14 in his career, tying Randolph Morris for 26th on UK’s all time double-double list. Patterson recorded a career-high 33 points against Tennessee State and followed with a 27-point effort against Florida Atlantic, while pulling down 11 and 14 rebounds respectively.
The award was his first of the season and the fourth weekly honor of his career. Patterson was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Week three times in his rookie year.
It also marked the second straight week a Wildcat has been named the SEC Player of the Week and the fourth time this season. Jodie Meeks has received the honor twice while DeAndre Liggins was named the league’s Freshman of the Week earlier this year.