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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Kentucky freshman (6-foot-8, 233 pounds)

(Note: Heights and weights for college players are from the combine, with fractions rounded up. For the complete list of official measurements, click here.)

Kidd-Gilchrist showed tremendous versatility and leadership during the Wildcats' championship run. He has been compared to New Jersey's Gerald Wallace in terms of his athleticism and attacking mentality. He might have the best motor in the draft, and he's a tenacious defender with a 6-10 wingspan. His inconsistent perimeter game is a concern, and it's unclear whether he can evolve into playing a lead role on an NBA team (he ranked fourth on UK with 11.9 points), but his work ethic and commitment to playing both ends of the floor have scouts and executives excited about the potential top five pick.

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