Luke Harangody of Notre Dame is the only 2009 Wooden All-American returning to college basketball in 2009-10. Other returning players from last year’s Wooden Award ballot, include Sherron Collins of Kansas, Duke’s Kyle Singler and Kalin Lucas of Michigan State. Purdue’s Robbie Hummel made the Wooden ballot in 2008.
Patterson, a 6-foot-9 forward, led the Southeastern Conference last season and ranked 11th in the country in field goal percentage with a 60.3 clip. The Huntington, W. Va., native said he had three reasons for returning to UK.