During the McDonald’s All-American Game, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams called Kentucky recruit and MAA co-MVP Michael Gilchrist the “next Scottie Pippen.” With his versatility and ability to get after it on the defensive end, that comparison is actually not too far-fetched.
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The comparison came up again at the NBA Draft combine.
The biggest media swarms at the combine were (expectedly) around Anthony Davis, and his teammate Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, a possible #2 overall pick headed to the Charlotte Bobcats. With both a ton of local and national media in town for this event, both guys had a large media contingent. “I like Pippen, I like Pippen’s game a lot. The way he got after it on defense, and he’s a winner.” said Kidd-Gilchrist of the player comparisons he’s drawn. Yes, MKG enjoys the comparisons he drawn to the Michael Jordan running mate on the Bulls championships teams from the 1990s.
“I’m only 18, so it’s old sc