Here to analyze Kentucky’s MKG is Sea of Blue’s Glenn Logan.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist came to Kentucky as one of the most coveted recruits in the nation. He will leave the Wildcats as one of the most popular players ever to take the court. He wasn’t popular here for his winning personality, but for his indomitable work ethic on the court, and for his unselfish, team-first attitude.
MKG, as he is known around these parts, has a will to win that is completely singular in its focus and intensity. Kentucky has had many players with a strong will to win and intense demeanor on the court, but MKG was different from all of them. His intensity when the ball was in play was almost manic in its single-minded purpose, and the idea of taking a possession off has apparently never occurred to him.
MKG treats every possession as if it was the last of the most important game of his life. It is truly remarkable to watch. Then, he will smile a big smile after the play. He is anything but joyless, but...