Former Cincinnati Bearcats Justin Jackson and Sean Kilpatrick were in action Thursday in the 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jackson’s Charlotte Hornets blasted the New Orleans Pelicans 104-75 to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday. However the former UC power forward logged just over three minutes of playing time and recorded a single rebound and assist. But Jackson didn’t score a point and seemed to come in the game to give other players a breather. That’s pretty much how his Summer League has gone, he either doesn’t see the floor or when he does come in it’s for a handful of minutes. Unless things turn around quickly, it looks like Justin Jackson will be heading overseas to play his professional career.
Then there’s Sean Kilpatrick and the Philadelphia 76ers, who fell short against the Chicago Bulls late last night 79-68. They will play in the consolation bracket today. Kilpatrick had an excellent opening round performance where he led his team in scoring with 19 points and shot 47% from the field. However last night the 2nd-Team All-American only logged 11 and a half minutes on the floor, going 1-5 from the field and contributing three total points. Kilpatrick has had an up-and-down Summer League but luckily when the coaches did give him the opportunity the UC star shined. That will leave a lasting impact on the 76ers organization.