Can Cincinnati Bearcats' Sean Kilpatrick Be Even Better In Final Year In College Basketball?

By Trevor Lowry


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Cincinnati Bearcats’ Sean Kilpatrick was in beast mode in the 2012-14 college basketball season, but can he be even better in the upcoming season?

First off, it will be hard for Kilpatrick to average more points than he did this past season, where he put up 17 points game. Who knows if he will rebound the ball more or less, but he did average 5.2 rebounds per game, which is solid for a guard.

Kilpatrick took more shots this season, which is why he averaged more points per game. Don’t get me wrong, he improved as a player, but in the grand scheme of things, he took more shots.

One way that Kilpatrick can get even better is by improving his shot. As a sophomore, he put up 14.3 points per game, while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from behind the arc. He even made 10 more threes as a sophomore.

In his junior year, he shot 39.8 percent from the field and 30.7 percent from behind the arc. His 82 made threes were still good, but he has to improve his shot. If he can do that, while taking as much attempts or more in the upcoming season, he will easily be able to crack 20 points per game. It is never easy to improve even further in your final season, but Duke Blue Devils’ Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry both did so this year, meaning it is not impossible for Kilpatrick.

Whether the case, Kilpatrick still had a great season and he will still be one of the best players entering the 2013-14 college basketball season.


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