After a rather relaxing weekend in Thessaloniki for the Greek All-Star Game, Sean Kilpatrick -who confessed in his Instagram account that he enjoyed it a lot- is back in Athens for the first Greek derby in his career.
Panathinaikos OPAP receives Olympiacos Piraeus at OAKA for a spot in the Cup Final, scheduled for next Sunday, February 17. The winner of the clash will face either Kymi or PAOK, rivals in the other semifinal. Kilpatrick will try to help the “Greens” in domestic competition and also in the Euroleague, where all odds are against them. Comprising a poor 9-13 record, the team coached by Rick Pitino can count mostly on mathematical calculations rather than realism, as far as their future in Europe is concerned.
The 29-year-old guard did not only participate in the first All-Star Game of his career, but also managed to assist his friend Octavius Ellis in his effort to win the slam dunk contest. The latter’s alley-oop style dunk proved to be enough to help him capture the award, while David Blatt, Rick Pitino, Luca Banchi and Argyris Pedoulakis served as the judges for this year’s contest.