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What's in the names? Plenty for MKG.

Originally Published: March 30, 2012
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- John Calipari has coached No. 1 picks, lottery selections and a number of four-year players who elevated their game to a professional level.

But he may not have become as attached to a player in such a short time as he has to freshman wing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

The affection from MKG toward Calipari dates back to middle school when Kidd-Gilchrist watched DaJuan Wagner play for Calipari at Memphis.

"He came up to me when he was ...

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