In an interview with the Portland Tribune, Kyle Wiltjer’s dad Greg makes it seem as if his departure from UK isn’t certain:
“Kyle is still a Kentucky Wildcat,” Greg says of Kyle, the former Jesuit High standout who played the past two seasons for John Calipari. “He loves being a Kentucky Wildcat. He’s not 100 percent committed to transferring.”
‘Kyle has a great relationship with Calipari, but he’s not a stereotypical Calipari player. If he were at Duke or some other place, they’d be running him off screens, but that’s not the Kentucky system. And now he has all these thoroughbreds coming in. Kyle’s biggest challenge is his body. He needs to get stronger and quicker, to get help with nutrition, strength and agility.”
The Wiltjers visited Gonzaga on Wednesday and Thursday, meeting with coach Mark Few and looking over the campus and athletic facilities.
Few and his staff “would very much love to have him,” Greg says, “but Kyle hasn’t made a commitment that he’s going there. He has some specific needs. They’ll either get met at Kentucky or one or two other schools.”
Wiltjer has just left for Russia, where he will play with Team Canada during the World University Games. He plans on making his final decision when he returns. Wiltjer’s dad’s comments confirms some of what we have been hearing about Wiltjer possibly having a few second thoughts and showcases that the final door may not have been closed on his departure from UK.