The University of Kentucky men's basketball team added a new name, if not a new player, on Friday.
Michael Gilchrist has changed his last name to Kidd-Gilchrist, the incoming freshman announced on his Twitter account.
Kidd-Gilchrist, part of UK's top-ranked 2011 recruiting class, said that is the name that will appear on the back of his Wildcats uniform.
The 6-foot-7 forward made the change to honor his father and his uncle. Kidd-Gilchrist's uncle, Darrin Kidd, died of a heart attack on the day the player signed with UK. Michael Gilchrist Sr. was shot and killed in 1996.