Kilpatrick Names Providence Leader

Sean Kilpatrick, a shooting guard who briefly committed to St. John’s at one point, now says Providence is his top choice.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Kilpatrick, a White Plains, N.Y. native now at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., lists Providence, Cincinnati and Marquette as his top three options, according to family adviser Gerard Jones, older brother of West Virginia freshman Kevin Jones.

“His first choice would be Providence,” Gerard said by phone. “That would be his No. 1 school right now. The Providence coaches are going up to see him work out on Thursday and then we’re trying to set up an in-home visit.

“The offer is there on the table with Providence and Cincinnati. If we get that far with Marquette, they have a high interest.”

Kilpatrick averaged 25.6 points last season and was selected to the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game at Madison Square Garden. He committed to St. John’s in the spring, but then changed his mind.

He is attending Notre Dame Prep to improve his academic standing prior to entering college in 2009.

“We got him into the classes he needs right now,” Gerard said. “Hopefully it works out fine.”