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Tuesday / December 10.
  • Michael Gilchrist Headed to the Bluegrass

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    Less than two hours after landing the No. 1 player in the Class of 2010, Kentucky coach John Calipari got the top player in the Class of 2011.

    With senior point guard Brandon Knight already having chosen Kentucky on Wednesday, junior wing Michael Gilchrist said he will follow him to the Bluegrass State.

    “I’ll be going to the University of Kentucky. I like Coach Cal a lot, his staff and I like the fans there a lot. This is a blessing,” the 6-foot-7 Gilchrist told ESPNU.

    A junior at Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick considered the top high school player in the nation regardless of class, Gilchrist said Oregon and Villanova were his other two finalists.

    Read the full story at SNY.

    (Photo courtesy Kelly Kline / Nike)

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    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.