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.
Kidd-Gilchrist Returns to Kentucky After Mom’s Illness
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist returned to the Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday after going home to New Jersey over the holiday break to visit his hospitalized mother.
Cindy Richardson was released after being admitted last week for an undisclosed illness.
The former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick star played in Kentucky’s 87-63 win last Wednesday against Loyola (Md.) after he learned his mother had been hospitalized. He finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
After the game, he received a police escort to the airport to make his flight home.
The No. 3 Wildcats (11-1) play Lamar on Wednesday in their last game before hosting No. 4 Louisville on Saturday.
(The AP contributed)
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.