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Apr 16, 2010 5:27 PM by Alan Cutler

Patterson To Hold Press Conference

Patrick Patterson is planning on having a press conference next week to announce his future.

Signs now point towards the popular power forward leaving, but Tywanna Patterson tells LEX18 Sports that the decision has not been made.

Mrs. Patterson says it will be Patrick's decision. The family is spending the weekend at a reunion, then Patrick and his parents will sit down and talk.

"I will be surprised if he comes back," says Patrick's mother.

"The pros and cons say it's time for him to go."

:"If a couple of people stayed, it might be different."

The only reason to come back according to Mrs. Patterson would be that Patrick believes he "still has unfinished business."

Patrick reached one goal this year by finally playing in the NCAA Tournament. His unfinished business would be winning it all.

Mrs. Patterson still can't watch the tape of the West Virginia loss which kept the Cats from going to the Final Four. She is still that upset.

There might be a new project in her future. With all of her experience about recruiting and dealing with AAU coaches along with everything a big time high school player goes through, she believes she could help other parents, especially single parents, by writing about book to help explain what they are about to face.

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