Bob Rizzo Discusses Kilpatrick's Game

Reporter Mike Sullivan has the story on Sean Kilpatrick of the Westchester Hawks ...

Sean Kilpatrick, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard from White Plains High School in White Plains, New York, is a player that can help a team win many basketball games. He is currently helping the Westchester Hawks AAU program make some noise this summer.

Kilpatrick will be one of several players that hope to help the Hawks claim the Super Showcase and National AAU titles when they compete at the Wide World of Sports complex in Disney World in late July.

"I had him for three years," said Westchester Hawks head coach Bob Rizzo. "He has really improved every part of his game over the past three years."

Rizzo has a nice collection of kids and players that hope to show basketball fans why the reporters on this website believe the Hawks are among the best AAU teams in the country.

"His jumper is becoming more consistent," Rizzo said. "He is a great passer with court vision and can create mismatches for us with his strength and athletic ability."

Kilpatrick averaged over 18 points a game last season as a junior at White Plains. "He is a power guard," Rizzo said. "He reminds me a lot of Mark Aguirre (former NBA player). He draws a lot of fouls with his drives to the basket and he's a very good free throw shooter."

Rizzo said he isn't surprised Kilpatrick has many high division one programs recruiting him. Among the schools: St. John's, Clemson, Siena, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Fordham, and Rutgers.

But the summer will determine how extended the list is. Rizzo realizes he has a big time athlete and player on his team. "He's become a very good basketball player over the past three years," Rizzo said. "He's going to be a very good college player too."

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