Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kentucky freshman Michael Gilchrist has changed his name.
The former St. Patrick High School star will now be known as Mike Kidd-Gilchrist.
“That’s the name that will be on his jersey next year,” his mother, Cindy Richardson, said by phone.
The name change was made in honor of his deceased father, Michael Gilchrist Sr., who was killed in 1996, and his uncle, Darrin Kidd, who passed away last November.
Gilchrist, who competed at the LeBron James Skills Academy, Tweeted: “Im Happy! Just got cleared my name is Mike Kidd-Gilchrist repping my Father & My uncle.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.