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Kentucky Gets Michael Gilchrist?
Christmas has come early for basketball coach John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats Wednesday when they received a verbal agreement from Michael Gilchrist, one of the best prospects in the country.
Gilchrist, who is a high school junior, opted for Kentucky over schools such as Villanova and Oregon. He won a state championship for St. Patrick High School (Elizabeth, NJ) as a sophomore.
He also has been named the New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year as a sophomore.
The 6 foot 7, 190-pound is project as the No. 1 prospect in the 2011 class and has been compared favorably to current NBA players Kevin Durant and Tracy McGrady based on his skill set.
Haven't seen Gilchrist play before? Check him out in this YouTube video:
*Photo from SlamOnline.com.