As Kentucky’s Kidd-Gilchrist Stands on the Brink of an NCAA Title, He Discusses His Battle With Stuttering
NEW ORLEANS — Basketball seems to come easy for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the hard-charging Kentucky freshman from Somerdale, N.J., who is projected as a Top 3 pick in this year’s NBA Draft.
But speaking to reporters and in front of cameras — a requirement for high-profile athletes — hasn’t always been so easy.
Gilchrist, 18, has battled a stutter for much of his life.
On Sunday, during a 14-minute session with a small group of reporters here inside the Kentucky locker room on the eve of the NCAA championship game Monday night against Kansas, Kidd-Gilchrist addressed the issue for the first time in the four years I have covered him.