The development of college basketball players is a fun process to watch. Blue chip recruits who spend a year in the NCAA as a stopover on the way to the NBA tend to put together great highlight footage, but seeing mid-level recruits transform into high-level Division I hoops players is more satisfying.
Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick is another example of how hard work pays off . The senior averages over 20 points a game and is the most valuable player on a very good Bearcats squad that is a clear top-25 team.
In the article written by Brian Hamilton, Kilpatrick offers a telling quote when he says, “Really, I was just focused on winning everything. I’m so focused on that. I really take pride in what I do on a daily basis just to get us to where we need to go, and that’s trying to win everything. The accolades don’t mean much to me.”
Putting the team before self is an important trait in student-athletes who are leaders. Winning takes everyone on the team, not just one player. Kilpatrick has worked hard to be that go-to guy. He’s just another example of a player who has spent his years in college working on his game and improving. For Kilpatrick, that hard work has paid off.