Comic book artist Alvin Lee turned Michael Gilchrist into a superhero for the latest issue of ESPN Rise. Gilchrist recently passed Austin Rivers as the number one player on the ESPN Rise Mr. Basketball tracker. Kentucky’s latest visitor, Shabazz Muhammad, is #4 on the ESPN Rise list. Not bad for a junior, huh? 2011 Cats Anthony Davis and Marquis Teague finish off the list at #6 and #7.
Gilchrist was one of four high school athletes (and the only basketball player) transformed into a comic book character for the magazine.
A description of Gilchrist’s superhero from Comics Alliance:
High school basketsportsball expert Michael Gilchrist features on the ESPN Rise cover. In what we tentatively designate as reality, Gilchrist “shoots hoop” as a “small forward” for St. Patrick’s High School in Somerdale, New Jersey. He’s 6’7″ tall, weighs 210 pounds and, according to ESPN.com, has 98 hit points. In Lee’s vision, Gilchrist has “badass kicks” and extendable limbs, which will come in handy whilst doing battle with Galactus in the basketball courtroom.
My only question is, can Super Gilchrist win SEC road games? That’s really all we need.