Kilpatrick is a 6'4" shooting guard out of White Plains High School and the University of Cincinnati. He will wear No. 6, previously worn by another former Bearcat, Kenyon Martin. Kilpatrick is the third New York State native to play for the Brooklyn Nets, after Andray Blatche of Syracuse and Chris McCullough of the Bronx.
Darren Wolfson of ESPN Twin Cities broke the news Saturday by tweet.
Hear Sean Kilpatrick is expected to sign with the Nets. Thought the #Twolves should've pursued. Best wing in the D-League.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) February 26, 2016
The Nets had two roster openings after buying out Andrea Bargnani and Joe Johnson this week.
Kilpatrick, 26, most recently played for the Delaware 87ers, Philly's D-League affiliate. He's seen as the top D-League prospect, a long-range shooter who can also finish. In 28 games, he averaged 26.4 points a game in 38 minutes per game. He shot 47.2 percent overall and 42.8 percent from deep at Delaware. He also averaged 2.1 assists and 2.5 turnovers per game.
Here's some D-League highlights from this season...
Not long before the Nets announced the signing, Kilpatrick tweeted his thanks...
Thank You God! ????— Sean Kilpatrick Jr (@SeanKilpatrick_) February 28, 2016
Kilpatrick, who played with Lance Stephenson at Cincinnati, has had two brief NBA tours, eight games with the Nuggets earlier this season and the Timberwolves last season. He's scored 49 points in 12 NBA games. Overall, he has had chances --summer league, training camp, call-ups-- with six NBA teams: the 76ers, Bucks, Pelicans and Warriors in addition to the Nuggets and Timberwolves -- before this.
The 26-year-old Kilpatrick went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft after a standout four-year collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati. Kilpatrick earned consensus second-team All-American honors after averaging 20.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.8 minutes per game. His career totals are second to only Oscar Robertson in Cincinnati annals.
It's Sean Marks first signing at Nets GM.
- Brooklyn Nets sign Sean Kilpatrick - Devin Kharpertian - The Brooklyn Game
- Nets sign Sean Kilpatrick to 10-day contract - Peter Botte - New York Daily News
- D-League’s top scorer getting a look with Nets - Brian Lewis - New York Post
- Nets sign former Bearcat Sean Kilpatrick - WLWT
- Brooklyn Nets Sign Sean Kilpatrick - Brooklyn Nets