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.
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.