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Goodman Brings Us Brian Nash’s Take On Future Cat Michael Gilchrist

So good he falls asleep while dunking on you.

Brian Nash is a name you may have heard before (to be fair, you’re probably mistaking him with that kid on the front row of your geometry class that asked all the annoying questions,) but even if you haven’t, never fear.  That’s what we’re here for.  Nash is a former Div 1 head coach (St. Francis,) turned player evaluator for Jeff Goodman at Fox Sports.  While none of that is too important for you to remember, he does bring us a pretty interesting analysis of future Wildcat Super Star Michael Gilchrist.

Some excerpts:

Gilchrist, who was playing in front of his future coach, Kentucky’s John Calipari, dominated the game on both ends of the floor as he has come so accustomed to doing. On the losing side, No 1-ranked junior Andre Drummond was impressive with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Strengths: Most gifted players at the high school level allow their talent to carry them on most nights. Gilchrist combines his talent with a passion and drive that you do not see too often from a high school athlete. His athleticism makes him an incredible rebounder who tracks down boards all over the floor and above the rim. His ball-handling has improved to the level where he can rebound the ball and lead a fast break while making good decisions. He is the ultimate mismatch as an offensive player in the halfcourt. Put a bigger player on him and he will beat you off the dribble, throw a smaller player on him and he will post you up.

Weaknesses: Gilchrist must become a more consistent shooter with range. He will be a small forward at the college level and a consistent perimeter shot will make him a deadly penetrator to the paint and rim.

Michael Gilchrist is a jack-of-all-trades on the basketball court who possesses the ability to do everything well. He will be an impact player at Kentucky from day one and will help the Wildcats compete for a National Championship!

Great to hear more praise on what will surely be a fan favorite from day one.  Particularly because of his tendency to work above and beyond – on top of his immense talent.  You can read the full article over at Goodman’s blog.

Article written by Will Lentz

21 Comments for Goodman Brings Us Brian Nash’s Take On Future Cat Michael Gilchrist



  1. Bg Cat
    8:05 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Cant Wait 4 Gilley



  2. Bg Cat
    8:07 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Oh Yeah, I Almost Forgot. First.



  3. Boogiewoogie
    8:10 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    In other news it seems that Minnesota is tiring of Tubby. http://sportsthat.blogspot.com/2011/02/minnesota-newspaper-to-uk-fans-yall.html



  4. tyson
    8:13 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    what happened to the nightly links, or as i like to call them, the Tipton Links

  5. Kenny Payne, said on the Coach Cal radio show, that Liggins talks so much trash in games that every game the ref’s come over to the bench and say they may throw him out. So, it is surprising that Vandy was his 1st T.



  6. SavannahCat
    8:27 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    I’m so sick of the “Pitino’s team” B.S. Pitino had Pitino’s team in 1997 and did not win. He had “Pitino’s team” many years and did not make it past the Elite 8. It was time for Tubby to leave, but give the man credit for what he did.



  7. Go cats
    8:38 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Cant wait for ole Gilchrist hes a dandy!!! A diaper dandy BABY!



  8. barn
    9:17 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    -6-it’s dumb to even respond to this, but i can’t help myself. pitino lost to arizona in 97, in overtime, a game we probably win if our hottest player derek anderson is in the game. give tubby all the credit you want for what he did, but i also give him a lot of credit for all the things he didn’t do. don’t even get me started about saul starting at pg and screwing us out of a couple of 5 star players because they knew they would have to sit the bench behind daddy’s boy. yes, ’98 was pitino’s team.



  9. blueblue
    9:18 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Is Miller for sure out?? I haven’t heard the news on that yet. What was the official diagnosis, and how long do they expect him to be out??



  10. Burly
    9:19 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Hope Gilchrest works on that jumper … teams will play off him. His shot is inconsistent to say the least.



  11. RumorBuster
    9:21 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    For God’s sake #8, will you just give it up?



  12. blueblue
    9:27 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    ’98 may have been Pitino’s recruits, but it wasn’t his team!! It wasn’t like they were as immensely talented as ’96. Sure, ’98 had it’s share of talent, but the team was NOT on auto-pilot!! Tubby DID have to coach them. What hurt Tubby in his later years was that his style was so boring and controlling, that none of the top players wanted to come here. But the man is one hell of an X-O coach. Yes, Tubby won a national title in ’98. NOT Pitino!!! I get tired of hearing that.



  13. BlueJ
    9:28 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Is Bob Knight the worst ever or what?



  14. barn
    9:33 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    =14=sorry to bore you, but i too get tired. tired of hearing of what a great bench coach tubby is. he looks good when he’s got enough talent on the floor to make him look good, but what mediocre coach wouldn’t? he’s in his 4th year in the big 10 (or whatever) and still has a losing record.



  15. jason
    10:02 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    I’m excited for gillie but man teague is gonna be exciting to watch hell the whole freshman class will be fun to watch and if some of these guys stay put or there is a lockout next year LOOK OUT!!



  16. Thissucks
    10:11 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Can never see comments.



  17. Can't wait
    10:35 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    This year’s not a lost cause yet, but next year will be great if we can keep Knight and Lamb around. If not, it will be another incredible class with Eloy. That’s not awesome.



  18. heh
    11:01 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Next years team will go as far as Gilchrist can carry them. The kid has more heart then everyone on this years team combined, he loves to play defense in high school so I cant wait to see him in college. He will be a leader as a freshman and demand maximum effort from everyone else on the floor with him, because of that and the rest of the talent that will be surrounding him next years team may go undefeated.



  19. Jacocat
    11:06 pm February 14, 2011 Permalink

    Gilcrest is da man.handles the ball real well,good rebounder, plays hard all the time and shoots pretty good.



  20. Smackwater Jack
    6:47 am February 15, 2011 Permalink

    13, what a mature response. How old are you?



  21. Cat89
    2:07 pm February 15, 2011 Permalink

    Sounds great allot like last year and the year before that. I am happy with coach Cal and I really love getting the very best talent available
    but the jury is still out on whether reloading every single year with three to four one year starters will result in any banners. After last year and the
    way this year is tracking (understand it’s not over yet) I am becoming more skeptical. It is so hard to win an NCAA National Championship, I think it’s the
    most difficult championship to achieve in all of sports. Is having three to four starting freshmen every single year more of a handicap than having a little less talented
    players jelling over three to four years? I truly hope not as I love having the best talent and the brand of ball we are playing.