He averaged 17 points per game last season. He also put up 20 or more points on multiple occasions. His season-high was 36 points against the Marquette Golden Eagles. Marquette was one of the best teams in the country and showed that by making a run to the Elite Eight last year.
It helps that Cincinnati will not have the toughest non-conference schedule. The Bearcats’ toughest out-of-conference schedule games will be played against New Mexico, Pittsburgh and Xavier. That is basically it, though. However, Middle Tennessee could be a tough out. Cincy will also play North Carolina State right off of the bat, but the Wolfpack will look much different than they did last season.
20+ points per game or not, Kilpatrick should easily be one of the best players in the AAC. The American may not be as solid as the old Big East, but it will still consist of Memphis, Louisville and Connecticut. All three of those teams are ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll.
Kilpatrick will be playing in his senior year. It could be his best season yet. Regardless, the Bearcats will definitely be counting on him to have a big season and he will have to be great if the team plans on make the dance once again. Will he put up 20 or more points per game, though? Well, he was only three points away from achieving that last season, so why not.