Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is a professional American basketball player who has played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 2012. He first gained national attention in high school as a McDonald’s All-American and was named Mr. Basketball USA.
Kidd-Gilchrist went on to play college basketball for the University of Kentucky where he and his teammates won the 2012 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament under Coach John Calipari. Kidd-Gilchrist was drafted as the number two pick in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats, and owner Michael Jordan. He has played for the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, and New York Knicks throughout his NBA career.