Found March 23, 2012 on
Rumors and Rants:
This is probably not the kind of distraction that the Kentucky Wildcats were hoping for the night before their big Sweet 16 rematch with the Indiana Hoosiers. On Thursday multiple sources claimed that freshman forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will enter the 2012 NBA Draft after the Wildcats’ season ends.
I’m assuming Kentucky’s fans all just did a collective face-palm. Especially when you consider that earlier this season head coach John Calipari claimed he disliked the “one-and-done” rule and wished more players stayed in school.
Uh, John? Simple solution: If you want your players to stay longer, recruit kids more likely to stay in school.
One source said the following about Kidd-Gilchrist:
“He hopes he’ll be able to announce right after they win the NCAA championship. But even if they don’t win it all, he’s coming. He knows he’s going to be a top-five pick. He can’t pass that up.”
The player later responded on Twitter by saying he had no idea where the report was coming
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Kentucky star freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is widely projected to be selected as a top-five pick if he enters for the NBA Draft this year, but his mother said Thursday that her son had not made up his mind about leaving school.
Citing multiple unidentified sources, ESPN reported Thursday that the Somerdale, N.J., native would announce he was entering the draft after Kentucky...
Dynamic Kentucky freshman forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist responded on social media to the reports he would enter the NBA draft at the end of the season. “I don’t know where this is coming from. This is MY decision. Right now all I’m focused on my Teammates and winning Games,” Kidd-Gilchrist tweeted on Thursday. “After the season Ill...Read the Rest...
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