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Kyle Wiltjer Takes BBN To The West Coast

Kyle Wiltjer is the only Cat returning with any sort of playing experience next season and he’s already soaking up his role as a Kentucky star. He was profiled by one of the television stations in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. In the piece they talked National Chamionship, WBA and his mom even threw him an alley oop. It’s a cool feature on a guy that we learned more about through his goofy YouTube exploits than his play on the court.

Next season will be Kyle’s chance to really step into a huge role for the Cats. He was always instant offense off the bench in the NCAA tournament and if he continues his improvement with regards to his quickness and defense, he could be one of the most dangerous players in the country next season. There is simply no one else with his combination of size and shooting touch. With Ryan Harrow getting into the paint and distributing and Nerlens Noel often occupying the team’s tallest defender, there’s no reason to think that Kyle won’t be raining threes on shorter players all year long. We welcome the zone next season.

Article written by Matthew Hays

19 Comments for Kyle Wiltjer Takes BBN To The West Coast

  1. Mack
    2:40 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    His shot sure looks good. I didn’t undertand who he said requested that he continues to make the videos, was it his Mom?

  2. jpgott2
    3:04 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    I love this!

  3. SuperCats
    3:07 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    Kyle’s shoulders look bigger!

  4. Phili5
    3:23 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    I hope his defense gets better….cause he could be the man next year!

  5. Svobodafor3
    3:23 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    His dad is a large man. If Kyle can fill out he will be very tough to defend because he has good skills.

  6. crazycatfan
    3:24 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    If given the chance, with more playing time, who know what he can accomplish??? He may just follow Harrellson’s transformation and kick some @#@%!! GO KYLE!!!!!!

  7. Joey
    3:25 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    The Tardinal women are playing softball right now on ESPN. The players even grew their line beards for this game. Some ugly women…

  8. Flippy23
    3:47 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    He needs some strength and some better footspeed to reach his potential……we are really going to need him next year……good kid, great family…….proud to have him wearing the blue and white……

  9. Cats
    3:56 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    6.) I completely agree with you, but he is so much better already than Harrelson was his first season here. If he can make a Harrelson improvement we are looking at an All-American. I sure hope he fills the basket up

  10. Mudcreekmark
    4:08 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    Cannot wait to see how he plays next year. If he gets 25+ minutes a game he will be the leading scorer on the team.

  11. I'll
    4:33 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    WBA is not funny it’s like duke players made a video they try too hard. Stop acting like you like
    Those videos

  12. kentuckyjoe
    4:38 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    He’s gonna be da man next year. Inside and out he’s gonna be one huge handful. I can’t wait to see it.

  13. Roland
    5:03 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    This fall, Wiltjer will be the “Goggles Up” man.

  14. Roland
    5:09 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    Encore performance: Final Four winners, WBA, beep edition:

  15. Matt Jones
    6:14 pm May 19, 2012 Permalink

    I bet kyle has a big one. I sure would like to put my hand down there and find out.

  16. KSCzar
    12:46 am May 20, 2012 Permalink

    Kyle will get stronger, but not faster. If he gets stronger this off season though he will be a beast. Remember how scrawny Darius was? He bulked up big time a couple seasons ago.

  17. Hulk Hogan
    9:04 am May 20, 2012 Permalink

    W.B.A 4 Life Brother

  18. LuvDaCats
    5:43 pm May 20, 2012 Permalink


  19. Legion
    8:31 pm May 20, 2012 Permalink

    Shooting confession? Kyle says, “Yes, I took that shot.”