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Video: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at NBA Draft Combine

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Iowa State v Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 17: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts in the first half against the Iowa State Cyclones during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is going to be a top 3 pick come June 28. He’s the kind of player coaches love because he is good at just about everything — although the jump shot needs work — and he just outworks everybody. He defends hard, rebounds and is just a team leader by example — he was the glue of that Kentucky squad that won a national title.

He talks about the other reason coaches love him — Kidd-Gilchrist is a competitor who hates to lose. Which means the first couple years he is in the league will be an adjustment. But these are the kind of guys you want to have at the core of a building team.