On the brink of an NCAA title, Kidd-Gilchrist discusses his battle with stuttering

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 25: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates their 82 to 70 win over the Baylor Bears during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball South Regional Final at the Georgia Dome on March 25, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kidd-Gilchrist was named most outstanding player. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Basketball seems to come easy for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the hard-charging freshman from Somerdale, N.J., who is projected as a Top 3 pick in this year’s Draft.  But speaking to reporters and in front of cameras — a requirement for high-profile athletes — hasn’t always been so easy.  Gilchrist, 18, has battled a stutter for much of his life.  On Sunday, during a 14-minute session with a small group of reporters here inside…


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