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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

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Background

Position: Forward
Height: 6-7
Weight: 232
Years Pro: R
Born: September 26, 1993 (Camden, NJ)
From: Kentucky

PRO CAREER:

Selected by the Bobcats with the second overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

2011-12:

Averaged 11.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.9 blocks, while shooting .491 from the field and .745 from the free-throw line, in his lone season at Kentucky, helping the Wildcats to the National Championship… Named Second Team USBWA All-American and Third Team NABC All-American, and was a top-15 finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, top-30 finalist for the Naismith Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Award and one of five finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the nation’s top freshman as voted on by the USBWA… SEC honors included First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Defensive Team and SEC All-Freshman Team… Ranked sixth in the conference in rebounding, 13th in blocks, 13th in free-throw percentage and 23rd in scoring… Scored in double figures in 25 of 40 games played and grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times, tallying seven double-doubles… Led or tied for the team lead in scoring eight times, rebounding 10 times, assists six times and steals 11 times… Posted career highs of 24 points and 19 rebounds on Dec. 31 against Louisville, setting a team season high for rebounds in a game… The 19 rebounds was the most by a Kentucky player since Rajon Rondo had 19 against Iowa on Nov. 21, 2005 and was the most ever by a Kentucky player against Louisville… Named Most Outstanding Player of the South Region during the NCAA Tournament after posting a career-high-tying 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Sweet 16 victory over Indiana and leading the team with 19 points on 7-10 shooting in the Elite Eight win over Baylor… Tallied 11 points and six rebounds in the title game against Kansas.

COLLEGE:

Played one season at Kentucky, averaging 11.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.9 blocks, while shooting .491 from the field and .745 from the free-throw line… Named Second Team USBWA All-American and Third Team NABC All-American, and was a top-15 finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, top-30 finalist for the Naismith Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Award and one of five finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the nation’s top freshman as voted on by the USBWA… SEC honors included First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Defensive Team and SEC All-Freshman Team.
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Vitals

Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 232 lbs./ 105.2 kg
Born: September 26, 1993
From: University of Kentucky
Draft: 1st Round (2nd pick) 2012 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Charlotte Bobcats 2012 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Kentucky/USA

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