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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Kentucky Sportsman of the Year finalist

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist showed his Kentucky pride after Kentucky defeated Tennessee on Jan. 31.  Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist showed his Kentucky pride after Kentucky defeated Tennessee on Jan. 31. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff Herald-Leader

We are revealing, in alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2012 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Thursday night simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the Bluegrass Sports Award Banquet. Complete results will be in Friday's Herald-Leader.

What he did in 2012: As a freshman, helped lead Kentucky to NCAA basketball championship and was named third-team AP All-American and Most Outstanding Player of NCAA Tournament South Region. Was chosen No. 2 overall in 2012 NBA Draft.Voter comment: " ... MKG's pedal-to-the-metal style was a key to the Wildcats' national title." — Keith Elkins, Lexington Legends play-by-play man

Previously announced finalists: Teddy Bridgewater, John Calipari, Randall Cobb, Anthony Davis, Dermontti Dawson, Tom Jurich

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