And now for your Kyle Wiltjer watch update: Kyle and the Canadians showed no mercy on their southern neighbors this morning, eliminating Team USA from medal contention in the World University Games in Russia. Kyle only played 3 and a half minutes, scoring two points in Team Canada’s 94-85 win over the Americans.
Team Canada is undefeated so far in the Games, and finished first in their group as they head into the quarterfinals. Team USA came into the Games as the gold-medal favorite, and with the loss to Canada, can finish no better than ninth. Canadian head coach Jay Triano had a very Canadian response to the victory:
“Oh, it’s great. You’re fired up every time you play the United States.”
From here, Kyle and the Canadians (which sounds vaguely like an indie rock band) will head to the quarterfinals. The Games wrap up on July 17th. A source tells KSR we can expect Kyle Wiltjer’s decision on whether or not to transfer from UK early next week.