Cincinnati Bearcats senior guard Sean Kilpatrick is making a name for himself in the history of the basketball program.
Head Coach Mick Cronin praises Kilpatrick and believes he should get more national recognition for the career year he is having this season. He mentioned in his postgame conference after the team’s 73-62 victory over Houston Saturday, that the senior out of Yonkers, New York should be considered as an first-team All-American.
Now, Kilpatrick a fifth year redshirt senior, has had to work so hard to get to where he’s at right now. He’s such a determined and hard-working player, that cares about winning and his teammates.
“I would ask you guys is he not a first team All American? Cronin said. “Forget player of the year in our league. I want to know a guard better than him. Please, somebody tell me. I’m not talking about some freshman that’s gonna be who he’s gonna be five years from now. I’m talking about right now who’s better than Sean Kilpatrick? I’m asking give me somebody.” Man, I love coach Cronin.
Kilpatrick was the go-to player in the team’s win over Houston on Saturday, scoring 28 points, including 19 in the second half. He also dished out six assists. Right now, he’s the American Athletic Conference player of the year, averaging 20.1 points per game.
When the team needs a big shot, Kilpatrick is the one to deliver it. In the last six games, he’s averaging 25.2 points, that’s pretty good right national media?
Also, he’s closing in on 2,000 career points in his career at Cincinnati. At 1,967 points, he just needs 19 points to pass sharp shooter Steve Logan for second on UC’s career scoring list.
The whole country watched Kilpatrick’s talent in display two and a half weeks ago at Louisville against the defending national champions Cardinals. He had 28 points and made all of his 11 free throws. I mean with the Cardinals mounting a comeback at the time of the game, the senior would not let that opportunity slip. In front of 22,000 crazy fans at the Yum! Center the 6 foot 4 guard was cool and calm at the foul line.
Alright, y’all why not SK? The national audience can watch him play in the team’s rematch against the Cardinals on Saturday at noon on CBS.