Fox 19 is reporting that Bearcat basketball legend, Sean Kilpatrick, has been acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers organization and will begin playing for the organization’s developmental squad the Delaware 87ers.
This is encouraging news for a couple of reasons. First, this is the second time that the 76ers have taken an interest in our hero–the 76ers gave him a spot on their Vegas League team this summer, and it was his play on that team that earned him a developmental contract with Golden State. Second, SK will be moving from one of the NBA’s best teams to one of the association’s worst teams, so he’ll have a better chance of being promoted to the big show and once he’s there more opportunities to prove that he belongs, which he will undoubtedly do.
UPDATE: Chad Iske, the Sixers assistant who coached the summer-league team, had this to say about Kilpatrick (from Philly.com via The Sixer Sense):
“He’s definitely intriguing. . . . Based on his college career and the little bit you saw out here, he obviously knows how to score the ball.
“I think he’s going to have to prove that he can consistently knock down the NBA three. . . . He has to prove that he’s just as much a shooter as he is a scorer to really crack it.”
One goal of every D-League player is to gain the attention of team decision makers. Sean has certainly done that. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Just last week we detailed how SK was flourishing at the next level. Read it here.
Submitted by Rhett Lemmel