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Sean Kilpatrick Makes First Cut For US World University Games Team

Where a few days ago there were 29 there are now 16. Four more will be cut before the US has their team for the competition in Russia.

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Kila is trying to follow in the footsteps of Eric Hicks and Kenyon Martin before him to make the team. He just needs to outlast four more players to be a part of the squad that heads to Sochi, Russia. Here are the 16 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)

Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati/Yonkers, N.Y.)

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.)

Aaron White (Iowa/Strongsville, Ohio).

I maintain that Kila's ability to shoot the ball from deep is a must have for the FIBA game where there is a big premium on spacing the floor. Time will tell. The final roster will be named before the team departs for Russia on July 1st. Go get em Kila.