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Kyle Wiltjer added to the McDonald’s All-Star game


It’s going to be a Kentucky-filled high school exhibition game as Kyle Wiltjer has been selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American high school all-star game. He joins the three other future Wildcats – Gilchrist, Teague, and Davis – in the 2011 edition of Ray Kroc’s hamburger basketball classic.  The game is Wednesday, March 30th at the United Center in Chicago.

The complete rosters will be released tomorrow.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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36 Comments for Kyle Wiltjer added to the McDonald’s All-Star game

  1. Jobu
    12:09 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Will they let Wiltjer, Gilchrist, Teague, and Davis all play on the same team?

  2. Grammar King
    12:10 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    He looks like a baby in that pic.

  3. sangaman
    12:15 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    This is great news. I’m hoping Kyle contributes in a big way next year, we could use talented big guys. He interviews well too, which is never a bad thing.

    By the way, lets get more votes in this competition, Calipari is way behind:

  4. BigAbes4UK
    12:17 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    This is the guy that puts this class over the top. I mean we got 3 top 10 micky D guys and then you throw a player like Wiltjer in with them??? WOW – size and skill. Cannot wait to see all these boys in blue!

  5. Al's IndiCats
    12:19 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    And think if Knight and Lamb stays how sic we’re going to be.

  6. Can't wait for next year!
    12:22 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    I am seriuosly wondering something. Please hold the smart ass repsonses and insults. Let’s assume that Knight, Lamb, Jones all stay. Or even if Jones goes and the others stay, would we still get all of our recruits? Would we have room for everyone, and be able to satisfy playing time egos?

  7. Common Sense
    12:24 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Will Trevor Lacey make the Mickey D list? Could we possibly end up with 5???

  8. Big Blue Wagon
    12:26 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Would like to see him do the Tequila Dance.

  9. LOI
    12:26 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    All these guys have signed there LOI, so only way they can leave is if Coach Cal leaves, or if they want to sit a year.

  10. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    12:27 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    OH MY GOD, WILTJER DIDN’T SMILE WHEN HE ACCEPTED THE McD’s ALL-AMERICAN AWARD!! Kid definitely looks like a punk to me. Another one of Cal’s one and dones who doesn’t care about UK. Boo Cal! Boo McD’s All-Americans! Boo! Boo! Boo!

  11. Peyt
    12:36 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Everyone needs a necktie like that!

  12. SexnNursinHomes
    12:41 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Old-School LOVES this. A white person choosing UK and being selected to the MIckey D’s game. Old-School finally has a reason to break out his Grand Wizard conehead cap.

  13. mudcat
    12:44 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    6)Cal is tremendous at getting everyone to buy in, sometimes it takes longer than we want but he is great at this. Egos should not be a problem. We have room for four right now, because Polson’s scholarship would be pulled and we have 3 empty scholarships at the moment. To get Lacey or anyone else, we would need some movement…transfer, red-shirt, or academic?(Knight)

  14. Big Blue Wagon
    12:45 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Grand Wizard conehead cap. Wow. I finally laughed today.

  15. BPsycho
    12:45 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    #10 lol He should have called a timeout before he made this free throw, clearly……

  16. mudcat
    12:46 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    I am mistaken, Harrelson leaving and Polson’s scholarship would allow us to add 1 more right if everyone returned. Correct?

  17. Walter McCarty
    12:52 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    looks like he needs to lift a few weights!

  18. Bluegrass
    12:54 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    13) We have room for five next year assuming Polson’s scholarship is pulled because Harrelson is leaving and we only have ten scholarship players on this years team. Plus whichever if any of Jones, Knight, or Lamb leave, that ads to the number.

  19. The Scarlet Pumpernickle
    12:55 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    2) yeah I saw this and thought really tall 12yo.

  20. Pedro
    1:11 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats, Kyle!

  21. Big Blue Boo Hoo
    1:12 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Is it wrong that I think Kyle looks like Edward Norton’s little brother in American History X?

  22. MainStreetCat
    1:19 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    This dude looks like an ugly chick. I hope he plays a little meaner than he looks.

  23. Al's IndiCats
    1:20 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    This is just an assumtion OK? But Knight will have his degree next year, not that I know anything more than anyone else, but I’d think he’d want that degree. Someone on the other blog said Lamb isn’t going to class…. so again, I am assuming that he’s a troll. I’m not sure if Lamb has picked his game up enough for the next level and TJ is one year away from REALLY being a BEAST. With Liggins, and Miller in the mix, I’d have to ASSUME we’d be hanging #8 2012.

  24. KyCat
    1:22 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    The NCAA allows basketball teams at Kentucky’s level 13 basketball scholarships at a time. This year there are 11 players on scholarship Including Polson and Kanter. That leaves 2 open spots right now. Harrelson is using his last year of eligiblity this year so that opens up 3. Polson goes to walk-on status which gives us 4. Kanter has been declared permanently ineligible so that gives us 5 availalbe rides next year. 4 of these rides have been awarded and letters of intent signed. If no other players are offered and all the remaining players return, all 13 including Polson would be on scholarship. To offer additional scholarships for next year, a current player or players would have to move off scholarship such s Jones/Knight or other going to the NBA or player transfers.

  25. KyCat
    1:25 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Darn I counted Polson giving up a scholarhip twice above… so it looks like with our current roster and LOI’s Polson would not be on scholarship next year.

  26. KyCat
    1:27 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    I counted Polson twice above in giving up scholarships so with our current players with eligiblity for next year were to return and the four LOI players coming in, Polson would have to move to walk-on status as I think was previously agreed to upon his coming to UK. Sorry for the error above.

  27. beau9738
    1:34 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    21- GREAT call. Dead ringer!

  28. mmd
    2:07 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    im on one of doron’s classes, and he has shown up to only one class this semester, kinda sad but nothing we can do

  29. royalcrown
    2:13 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Next year UK will be “paper-talented” like crazy but will still be a donut-team unless Cal can find a big that fits this offense. They’ve got recruits w/ size but no bulk… Go cats!

  30. Mr Obvious
    2:13 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    You were correct (originally) KyCat… 11 on scholly now… (2 open)… Harrelson, Polson and Kanter = (3 more) for a total of 5 available… assuming Polson goes back to walk-on.

  31. the cat 24
    2:48 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    6. it could always end up that they may wanna transfer but I highly doubt it. the 4 guys we. have commited so far are all guys that want to be there for a chance to win a championship not just to get their playing time and stats up. thats one of the reasons cal didn’t go after Quincy miller and Tony wroten that hard because there both guys that want more to be the star of the team then they want to win. Wiltjer commited here knowing already what we had coming in a d still decided to come because he knew he would be able to practice and play with some of the best everyday and compete for a championship. Gilchrist is a competitor and only wants to win a d help his team any way he can. all 4 of these guys are team players and already seem like they have a strong bond before their even official uk students on campus. I think the chemistry they already have will only get better and allow next years team to be great! I can’t wait to see these guys in Kentucky blue and white, it will be special

  32. BBN
    4:03 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Congrats Kyle you deserve it..

  33. Beatle Bum
    4:29 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Travesty!!! The kid is Candadian!!! Do they even have MacDonald’s in Canada??????

  34. Beatle Bum
    4:30 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    He is so candid that he is Candidian!!! Can they spell in Canada???

  35. Kyle Busch
    6:19 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    This kid looks like me!

  36. Ekirk1511
    10:09 am February 10, 2011 Permalink

    Did he just make his first Communion