June 26, 2013
USA Basketball Release
University of Cincinnati senior guard Sean Kilpatrick (Yonkers, N.Y./Notre Dame Prep) has been selected as one of 16 finalists for the USA Basketball World University Games Team. The USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Committee made the announcement Wednesday.
Training camp continues in Colorado Springs, Colo., through June 30, and the 12-member roster will be announced prior to the team's departure for Russia on July 1. The 2013 World University Games men's basketball competition will be played July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia.
Kilpatrick joins 15 other finalists: Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado/Woodland Hills, Calif.); Yogi Ferrell (Indiana/Indianapolis, Ind.); Davante Gardner (Marquette/Suffolk, Va.); Treveon Graham (Virginia Commonwealth/Temple Hills, Md.); Jerian Grant (Notre Dame/Bowie, Md.); Luke Hancock (Louisville/ Roanoke, Va.); Tyler Haws (BYU/Alpine, Utah); Rodney Hood (Duke/Meridian, Miss.); Cory Jefferson (Baylor/ Killeen, Texas); Alex Kirk (New Mexico/Los Alamos, N.M.); Doug McDermott (Creighton/Ames, Iowa); Adreian Payne (Michigan State/Dayton, Ohio); Chasson Randle (Stanford/Rock Island, Ill.); Will Sheehey (Indiana/Stuart, Fla.); and Aaron White (Iowa/Strongsville, Ohio).
Originally, 29 of the nation's top collegiate athletes were chosen to attend the training camp, which started on June 24.
Kilpatrick earned second team All-BIG EAST Conference honors during the 2012-13 Bearcats' campaign when he ranked fifth in the league averaging 17.0 points and was fourth in three-pointers per game at 2.41. He also was named to the John Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list and was a Naismith Award Top 30 selection.