- position Forward-center
- height 6-8
- Weight 235
- class Junior
- Hometown Huntington, West Virginia
- High school High
14th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft (Houston Rockets)
Sophomore: Named First-Team All-SEC by the SEC Coaches … NABC Second Team All-District selection … Started and played in 33 games, missing two to injury … Ranks 56th on UK’s career scoring list with 1,020 points … Only SEC player to rank in the top-5 in scoring and rebounding at 17.9 ppg and 9.3 rpg … Led the SEC with 15 double-doubles … Posted double-double at #1 North Carolina with 19 points and game-high 11 rebounds … Posted 28 points on 12-of-15 shooting with 12 rebounds, six assists and four blocks vs. Longwood … Recorded his second straight double-double with 14 points and 10 rebonds vs. Kansas State … Earned his third straight double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. West Virginia … Named to Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament team … Scored a career-high 31 points on 11-of-12 shooting combined with 9-of-11 from the free throw line vs. Lamar … Posted a career-high 16 rebounds in 40 minutes vs. Miami … Posted a career-high 33 points (on 15-of-17 shooting) and 11 boards against Tennessee State … Coupled with Jodie Meeks to form the first UK duo since 1970 to score 30 points or more in a game … In 40 minutes, totaled 27 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks vs. FAU … Posted his ninth double-double, totaling 22 points and 15 rebounds at Louisville … Grabbed a team-high 12 boards at Tennessee … Posted his 10th double-double with 21 points and a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Auburn … Led UK with 24 points and seven rebounds at Ole Miss … Posted a career-high in SEC play with 28 points vs. South Carolina … Led Kentucky with 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting vs. Tennessee … Posted his 11th double-double with 28 points and 12 rebounds (nine offensive) at South Carolina … Scored 28 points for the second straight game, grabbing nine rebounds vs. LSU … Posted a career-high eight blocks vs. Georgia … Notched his 12th double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds (eight offensive) at Florida … Posted his 13th double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds vs. Ole Miss at the SEC Tournament … Third straight double-double with 15 points and 10 boards vs. LSU in the SEC Tourney … Fourth straight double-double with 16 points and 11 boards vs. UNLV in the NIT First Round … First Wildcat with four straight double-doubles since Reggie Hanson in 1989 … Became the 10th fastest player to reach UK’s 1,000-point club in 58 games.
Born on March 14, 1989 … Parents are Buster Jr. and
Tywanna Patterson … Chose Kentucky over Duke, Florida, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia.