Gilchrist Overcomes Dislocated Shoulder to Key Cats

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With about nine minutes remaining in the first half of the North Carolina-Kentucky game Saturday, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist drove to the basket and felt a smack on the arm.

After suffering from a dislocated left shoulder, he collapsed on the floor of Rupp Arena.

Things did not look good for the former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick star. Not at all. To read more of this story, click here

Gilchrist Back in Familiar Position With No. 1 Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It’s not whether you’re No. 1 during the regular season that matters.

It’s whether you’re in the top spot when it’s all over.

Nobody knows that better than Kentucky freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, whose team is currently No. 1 entering Saturday’s much-hyped matchup with his former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick teammate Dexter Strickland and No. 5 North Carolina at Rupp Arena.

Like Kentucky, Gilchrist’s St. Patrick team was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of last year. To read more of this story, click here

Calipari Says Kidd-Gilchrist Must Start

Former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick star Michael Kidd-Gilchrist appears headed for a starting spot at Kentucky.

“I would say, looking at today, he’s a starter because you have to have him start the game,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said Wednesday, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. “Can’t start the game like we did today.”

Kentucky trailed Division 3 Transylvania 11-4 before Kidd-Gilchrist went into the game at about the four minute mark and the Wildcats went on to win 97-53. He finished with 19 points (including a dunk that made SportsCenter), seven rebounds, five assists and a block.

“He was the difference in what happened,” Calipari said. “He did what I knew he would do.” To read more of this story, click here

Film Documents Triumphs and Tragedies of St. Pat’s Gilchrist, Gordon

Hours before Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was to sign his National Letter of Intent to Kentucky last November, his uncle, Darrin, collapsed of a heart attack at 42.

“My sister-in-law called and said that DeAnte, his son, found him passed out,” Cindy Richardson, Michael’s mother, says in the film “Prayer For A Perfect Season,” which airs Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

“So we all ran around there to try to resuscitate him, and the ambulance came. They couldn’t revive him. We did CPR as best we could and we couldn’t revive him.”

Faced with this tragedy on a day that was supposed to be filled with joy, the family persevered and carried on with heavy hearts for the celebration honoring the Kentucky signing. To read more of this story, click here

Kentucky's Gilchrist Changes Name

Kentucky freshman Michael Gilchrist has changed his name.

The former St. Patrick High School star will now be known as Mike Kidd-Gilchrist.

“That’s the name that will be on his jersey next year,” his mother, Cindy Richardson, said by phone.

The name change was made in honor of his deceased father, Michael Gilchrist Sr., who was killed in 1996, and his uncle, Darrin Kidd, who passed away last November.

Gilchrist, who competed at the LeBron James Skills Academy, Tweeted: “Im Happy! Just got cleared my name is Mike Kidd-Gilchrist repping my Father & My uncle.”

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Gilchrist Leads East to Victory in McDonald's Game

Michael Gilchrist ended his St. Patrick career with a disappointing loss to St. Anthony in the unofficial high school national championship.

But the Kentucky-bound senior wing rebounded with a win in the McDonald’s All-American Game.

The 6-foot-7 Gilchrist tallied 16 points, 12 rebounds and four assists and Florida signee Brad Beal of Chaminade (St. Louis) added 17 points and four assists to lead the East team to a 111-96 win over the West before a sellout crowd of 20,019 at Chicago’s United Center. To read more of this story, click here

National Player of the Year: Rivers or Gilchrist?

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Austin Rivers or Michael Gilchrist?

Who is the National High School Player of the Year?

“I think I have worked hard, and it would be a blessing to win,” the Duke-bound Rivers said Thursday by text.

Speaking on behalf of Gilchrist, St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle said: “On the year he had with the schedule we had, he has as much right to that as anybody, Austin Rivers or other guys that are mentioned, without question.” To read more of this story, click here