NEW YORK – Delaware 87ers guard Sean Kilpatrick was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games Played Monday, Dec. 7 through Sunday, Dec. 13. The honor is the second this season for Kilpatrick, who first was named Performer of the Week on Nov. 30.
Kilpatrick (6-4, 219, Cincinnati) led Delaware to a 2-1 record, averaging 32.7 points on 62.5 percent shooting from the floor to go with 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He scored an NBA D-League season-high 45 points, connecting on six-of-eight from behind the arc and 12-of-18 from the floor, in a 128-124 win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Dec. 9. On Dec. 13, he recorded 32 points in a 118-106 win against the Erie BayHawks.
For the season, Kilpatrick is averaging 25.9 points (third best in the NBA D-League) on 51.1 percent shooting, second best in the league among players who have taken at least 180 shots. He ranks first among NBA D-League players who have attempted at least 60 three-pointers, connecting on 47.4 percent from long range.
A second-year member of the 87ers, Kilpatrick earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2014-15 season.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Orlando Johnson, Bakersfield’s Xavier Munford, Grand Rapids’ Lorenzo Brown, Idaho’s Tyus Jones, Iowa’s Andrew Harrison, Raptor’s Ronald Roberts, Jr., Rio Grande Valley’s Raphiael Putney and Texas’ Tu Holloway.
About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 19 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2015-16 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time high 38 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2014-15 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.