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Gilchrist to Announce Wednesday; Fred Hill Could be Fired Today; Walker to Minnesota
Michael Gilchrist, the No. 1 junior in the nation out of Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick, will announce his college choice at 5:50 EST Wednesday on ESPNU, according to the network.
The 6-foot-7 Gilchrist has long favored Kentucky and Villanova and will make his verbal commitment as a junior. He cannot sign a Letter of Intent until November.
“Michael loves Villanova,” Cindy Richardson, Gilchrist’s mother, told the Philly Inquirer last summer. “It’s Kentucky, Villanova. Villanova, Kentucky.”
Richardson was not immediately available for comment Tuesday night.
Here is ESPNU’s full lineup of players and coaches for Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA late signing period:
Brandon Knight – 4 p.m.
Ray McCallam – 4:15
John Calipari – 4:20
Jared Sullinger – 4:25
Josh Pastner – 4:30
Harrison Barnes – 4:35
Trey Zeigler – 4:45
Bruce Pearl – 5
Michael Gilchrist – 5:50
**Jerry Carino and Keith Sargeant are reporting that Rutgers head coach Fred Hill could be fired on Wednesday.
**6-10 big man Maurice Walker of Brewster Academy has verbally committed to Minnesota and will sign Wednesday.
**Aziz N’diaye, a 7-footer from the College of Southern Idaho, committed to Washington.Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter.
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.
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