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Kyle Wiltjer is the SEC Player of the Week

Jarrod Polson won the night, but Kyle Wiltjer gets the award. Wiltjer was named SEC Player of the Week after his performance in Kentucky’s win in Brookyln.  He scored 19 points with six rebounds, three blocks and two assists against Maryland. Wiltjer went 6-of-9 from the field, including a 4-for-6 clip from three-point range. The four three-pointers ranks as a career high in addition to a career-high three blocks. His 19 points are the most since scoring 24 against Loyola on December 22, 2011. He scored 11 first half points to reach double-figures for just the sixth time in his career.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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24 Comments for Kyle Wiltjer is the SEC Player of the Week



  1. yup
    1:30 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hope he steps up again tomorrow night



  2. Jughead
    1:31 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Bombs away!



  3. Cracker Darrell
    1:31 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    WBA time to shine



  4. J A Brooks
    1:37 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    But doesn’t everyone remember the 2 exhibition games… almost all of you decided he shouldn’t be starting and he hasn’t improved at all. Clap clap KSR commentators.



  5. RYNO
    1:37 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Listening to the podcast, matt doesn’t do a very good job of hiding his disdain for petrino. It’s obvious from his show and the posts he tells his writers to put out that he doesn’t like petrino. I guess matt is just barnie’s yes-man just like ryan is matt’s.

    Matt: I hate petrino because he is a jerk an eats babies. What do you think ryan?
    Ryan: well matt, petrino is a jerk and eats babies.
    Matt: that’s exactly right
    Ryan: yes sir!



  6. Jeff Garlin
    1:40 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Great White Hope!



  7. goUKats
    1:42 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Now if he can play defense,and learn to jump,we will have our next “All-American”.



  8. J A Brooks
    1:45 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    5) Maybe Matt knows that Mitch doesn’t want to hire him. Maybe Matt agrees since Petrino is kind of a piece of S#%t. He’s burned bridges everywhere, cheated on his wife, hired his lover to a very high paying job and didn’t make her do any work, lied to the school about it and lied about the circumstances of his wreck.

    All you people see is W’s. That’s fine. I want to win to… but there isn’t “Just one coach” that can win at UK. Matt is reporting what he hears and maybe he doesn’t like Petrino but who cares. When he was at UL and Arkansas we all pretty much unanimously agreed that he was a POS.

    Now he’s available and Mitch has reservations and the fanbase starts calling for Mitch’s head and cursing down Matt Jones who is providing a free service for us rabid fans?

    Very fair.



  9. Donny Berger
    1:57 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    I say why break tradition! Let’s do what we have done for 40 years, hire a retreat, so he can retire in 4 years, or hire and up and coming coach from a sh!t league throw them to the wolves in the SEC(UT is dealing with this now, maybe Dykes will be our Dooley) so we can get another coach 3-4 years now, while still holding up a$$ end as usually in the SEC east, we don’t need a guy like BP that will recruit top talent and have us wining 8-10 games a year.



  10. Lip set
    2:01 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    7) too bad Kevin Macale and Larry bird never learned to jump and play defense. They might have been good ball players also. If only your other super hero’s could learn fundamentals and smarts!



  11. Lip set
    2:05 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    8) yea its free…some might say u get what you pay for!



  12. bart edwards
    2:06 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #4 and #7: BRAVO! (But it’s Kevin McHale.)
    This is not the most flattering photograph you guys could have picked of Kyle.



  13. Jpo
    2:08 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    JA Brooks is by far my favorite commenter



  14. JackB
    2:12 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    He will get a few more of those before the end of the year. A lot more 3’s as well.



  15. truBLU
    2:25 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    #9 How does one hire a retreat? Like a mens retreat?



  16. Kermit
    2:27 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    WBA Baby



  17. bluefan
    2:36 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Awesome photo!



  18. Turner the Burner
    3:01 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Player of the Week, Head Bussa!



  19. eastcoastcat
    3:14 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Wiltjer is LIGHTS OUT!!!!



  20. Steady
    3:42 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Go Kyle go.



  21. I agree
    3:52 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    JA Brooks makes so much sense. I completely agree. How some fans go to such extreme and seem to ignore logic is beyond me. That is why I like Jones. He seems to be very logical. How stupid would it be for him to go on the radio and say duh, Petrino gets W’s, hire him, or fire Mitch, duh. He is not the ONLY option. In some respects he may be the best option but in some respects he also may be the worst option. If you think you can strong arm Barnhart into doing what you want, well, you are even crazier than I thought. So what is the point of all this “stupid Mitch, no brainer, hire him today, don’t consider any other option, no reason to think it through.” Really? I think there is a reason Mitch has the AD job and we do not. He has an obligation to his best for the school, the football program, the Alumni, etc. And believe it or not school image, and trying to avoid circumstances that would embarrass us (no denying that is more likely with Petrino than some other options) IS part of his job! And people that truly care about the school care about those things too, not just winning. I would like a coach that presents the highest likely hood of getting wins AND of representing the school well on and off the court combined. Sorry for the rant. These Petrino comments are just getting on my nerves.



  22. plombier paris
    4:50 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Article super int�ressant. Beaucoup de discernement dans tes explications. Je met �a en favoris. Merci pour le partage !



  23. UK Freshmen
    5:45 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Queweers.



  24. mudcreekmark
    6:03 pm November 12, 2012 Permalink

    Wiltjer was one of my favorite players last year and only wished he could have played more last year especially in the blowouts.I said it before the start of the season, if he plays 30 plus minutes a game he will average 20 points a game this year. He is a made basket waiting to happen. Our offense should run through him just like Detroit ran theres through Prince early in his NBA career. He should be our point forward. Post him up and let him make plays.