Is Kentucky star Michael Kidd Gilchrist the Next Scottie Pippen?

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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.

(This is a Paul M. Banks/David Kay collaboration.)

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Future #1 NBA draft pick Anthony Davis: mom celebrates his wicked unibrow

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Kentucky Wildcats super freshman Anthony Davis is the best player in college basketball right now. He’s got fame up the wazoo, and he’ll soon have millions of dollars when he becomes the #1 pick in the NBA Draft this June. Oh wait, he plays for John Calipari, meaning he’s already likely getting paid lots of money….hey, hey! No of course, I kid Calipari and his recruits. I’m just kidding about that.

Anyways, now what we’ve established what Davis has going for him in life: the guy did put up a quadruple double in high school, now we can make fun what he doesn’t have going for him.

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Future Kentucky Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer wins Prep 3-PT Competition

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The Kentucky Wildcats are back on the biggest stage of college basketball. Saturday night, they’ll go for their first national title since 1998 when they take on UConn in the Final Four.

And their future might be even brighter than the present, as they lead the way with four recruits in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday. Duke has three, and a few other schools have two.

One of the jewels in that top-rated recruiting class is 6-10 forward Kyle Wiltjer; who made his name known nationally Monday night at the Jam Fest.

By Paul M. Banks

Photo Credit, Mike Richman, Oregon Live.com

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Kentucky Wildcats Super-Recruit Posted a Quadruple Double

A year or so ago, Kentucky Wildcats recruit and  McDonald’s All-American Anthony Davis wasn’t on anyone’s short list of blue-chip college basketball prospects. But after growing seven inches in a year, he now finds himself the #2 overall recruit in the nation (Duke commit Austin Rivers is #1) today.

I caught up to him Tuesday night; right before he had the opportunity to meet Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose, a McDonald’s All-American in 2007.

“I was 6′ 3,” then my junior year I was 6’5,” until this summer and now I’m 6’10,”” he said.

Kentucky and Duke lead all schools with four McDonald’s All-Americans in this class, and in the history of the designation, UK has scored the fourth highest number of McDonald’s All-Americans. All time, the state of Illinois has produced the 3rd most prospects of any state. Davis is a Chicago native who prepped at Perspectives Charter.

Davis was joined Tuesday night by Michigan State commit Branden Dawson and Louisville incoming freshman Wayne Blackshear.

By Paul M. Banks

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