Michael Gilchrist, of Somerdale, N.J., who is considered one of the top basketball recruits in the country, announced yesterday he would attend the University of Kentucky.
Gilchrist was also considering Villanova and Oregon. He is a 6-7 junior forward at St. Patrick High in Elizabeth. He averaged 16.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and three blocks a game, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
He made his selection known on ESPNU. Gilchrist praised Kentucky fans after announcing his decision: "They have a lot of energy. It's really crazy there."