Mike Gilchrist is the #1 overall player in the class of 2011. This Small Forward out of St. Patrick High School in New Jersey has been turning heads since he was 13 years old. While many have assumed that Gilchrist was a done deal for Kentucky, he informed KentuckySports.com that he is open to all of his options:
"I'm not a done deal for Kentucky," he said after playing in the Nike-sponsored King City Classic on Wednesday. "I'm still open to all my options, so I'm not a done deal."
Gilchrist mentioned several schools he's willing to consider: Villanova, Louisiana, Memphis, Syracuse, Indiana. "Who else?" he thought aloud. North Carolina. North Carolina State. "Many," he said.
While the probability might be high that Gilchrist ends up at Kentucky, it is interesting to hear the young man emphasize his openness in the recruiting process. It is especially interesting to hear him spout off 7 schools on the fly, with NC State being one of the honored names.