Luke Winn's Top 16 Instant Impact Freshmen

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Text: Luke Winn, SI.com
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#8

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

SF, Kentucky

Perhaps the toughest competitor in the Class of 2011, Kidd-Gilchrist will command minutes in the Wildcats' loaded rotation due to his defense. He'll be a valuable glass-crasher from the wing and raise the team's overall energy level whenever he's in the game -- no matter if he comes off the bench or cracks the starting lineup.

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