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Kyle Wiltjer’s Dad Makes it Seem Transfer is Not Certain

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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.

Article written by Matt Jones

49 Comments for Kyle Wiltjer’s Dad Makes it Seem Transfer is Not Certain



  1. MacGruber
    7:52 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Specific needs?



  2. Wildcatsteeler
    7:52 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Just defect to Russia commie traitor. Nice how his dad implies UK isn’t willing to help him with his body and nutrition. And that UK must change to accommodate him. WE DON’T NEED YOU MARSHMALLOW. Go cry at some other program and claim they aren’t helping you. See if you win a Championship there or get the much needed help it’s gonna take to get you in the NBA.



  3. Bluecat
    7:53 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Come on back home Kyle, once you’re at the BEST nothing else satisfies!



  4. bleedblueky
    7:53 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Please stay Kyle since BBN love you and need you for our #9 🙂



  5. randomer
    7:59 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #2 you’re a moron



  6. randomer
    8:00 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #2 speaking of not needing someone, BBN needs you about as much as they need another NIT appearance.

    Come on back Kyle and help us to another championship!



  7. SeaCat
    8:06 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    He specifically needs anabolic steroids and
    growth hormone.



  8. Musehobo
    8:07 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, Kyle, please ignore the morons (like #2). We want you back. There will always be morons in every fan base.



  9. phillip
    8:08 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Come on kyle it will be like 2012 all over again



  10. phillip
    8:09 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Come on kyle it will be like 2012 all over again. Just roam the perimeter like steve novak



  11. Slim
    8:14 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #7. That was funny and true! Come on back Kyle Rock Oliver can work with you if your willing to work.



  12. Tigercat
    8:20 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Why not stay at UK and redshirt? He can work on his body strength, etc. If he transfers, He has to sit out a year anyway. He can return and play in front of 22000, or leave and play in front of 5000. The practice time this year will do him good.



  13. Here it is
    8:29 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #2 – You need to eat a Snickers candy bar!



  14. UKfan_4life
    8:32 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Come on back Kyle. BBN does need you. Don’t pay attention to the comment that moron #2 made. Come back and get another ring.



  15. TN Cat
    8:33 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe seeing the facilities at Gonzaga compared to what is at Kentucky is making him have second thoughts.



  16. BiloxiGuy22
    8:34 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    I really believe no matter what school he chooses to attend his problem with still exist. Gonzaga isn’t some low lever mid-major. They have some pretty good players too. He would be the go-to guy there either. They don’t play a system like that. Plus there is no exposure on the west coast. Ask Shabazz



  17. Kentucky Effect
    8:38 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    LOL why did his Dad bring Duke into this?



  18. AJH
    8:38 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    There is no shame in taking this year off, dedicating hiself to getting stronger/faster and coming back the following year (To UK). This is what would be best for him (If his goal is to get into the NBA)



  19. Rockfield, KY
    8:43 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    15. I think you may be correct. I just hope from that comment his dad made that he’s not looking at Duke too. That would be unforgiveable.



  20. tom
    8:46 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Kyle, do what’s best for you and your game BUT we would LOVE to have you stay at UK. Always a Wildcat! Good luck And #2…you are simply a moron



  21. tom
    8:47 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    13 – LOL!



  22. Jason
    8:48 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    His dad said Duke because they believe he is Ryan Kelly 2.0



  23. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    8:49 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    If Kyle would redshirt at UK, and get serious about getting in shape, I think that he can be very good.



  24. Archie goodwin falls alot
    9:00 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Ride the bench this year at kentucky maybe win a second national title. put in alot of work on your body and conditioning. Then start your senior year have a senior day and be loved by bbn nation forever.. its pretty much a no brainer.



  25. James
    9:01 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Is this what Matt was tweeting about last night?



  26. Poppawu696
    9:04 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    We need an Operation Keep Kyle!



  27. Get a clue
    9:12 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    I love how you guys talk like Kyle is listening to every word you say. Do I agree he is crazy if he leaves the BBN? Most certainly. Do I believe staying at UK will get him the best playing time situation? Not at all. But I wish him the best either way.



  28. Red Bird
    9:18 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Come back when you can guard someone you commie trader.



  29. sckysportsink
    9:33 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Love Kyle, but unless he works on his body, it’s only continued frustration with fans, coaches and himself. I want whatever’s best for Kyle.



  30. Sam
    9:48 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Kyle, come back! It truly is a no-brainer. Besides, don’t you have a girlfriend here? Or did you break up?

    But seriously, either redshirt or don’t. Two KEYS: you WILL improve this year, and a year of hitting the weights and working on foot quickness will do your games wonders. Key #2: You will put yourself in a position to be ridiculously good as a senior, and solidify yourself as one of the all-time beloved players in UK history. You will be legendary status.

    The icing on the cake will be you may finish your career with 2 (maybe 3) titles! If you leave, you will lose out being a legend here in the state. Don’t you get it? You’re a star here, even 20 years after you graduate. That translates into career opportunities outside of b-ball.



  31. Cotton Mash
    9:54 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #22 reminded me of Michael Bradley’s dad thinking (and telling Tubby?) Michael was Larry Bird 2.0



  32. dean wormer
    9:55 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    fat, slow, and stupid is know way to go through life. redshirt or wait for the munsters to make a comeback , kyle would make a great herman.



  33. BigBlue
    10:02 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    His dad seems to be making excuses for him. UK does not have the facilities to help him physically?
    At this point he needs to transfer…either all in or all out.



  34. Mike
    10:02 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Number 32 I take it you didn’t get your GED. It’s no you idiot



  35. Jughead
    10:03 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Leave=minutes.
    Stay=bench.
    I=sexy.



  36. Kentucky Effect
    10:08 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    But, why recruit a guy that clearly doesn’t fit in your system?



  37. gopherus
    10:13 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Good move taking down the article about why we’re okay without him. While I agree with almost everything that was said, the kid is one of us and it came across like you were taking a potshots at him.



  38. GOBIGORANGE
    10:19 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    go ahead and leave, the cheater calipari needs to reload with 5* kids out of highschool. the halfway house needs to be cleaned out in KY. you KY fans don’t even understand what calipari is doing to your school. the days of fan favorite players who played for 4 years are over up there. he’s a guy who go’s out and gets great talent every year and turns over a new roster every year. players like Wiljer are unappreciated by calipari, plus there isn’t much room for white players who have the team first concept on this team.
    bottom line Calipari is destroying your program, when he’s ready to leave cause the NCAA is getting to close he will tear it down!



  39. Jughead
    10:21 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    @38: At least he doesn’t molest his sister. You need to stop that, it’s even illegal in the Jethro Nation.



  40. Oogie
    10:37 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #34… Hell, you don’t even need a GED to figure that one out. Most 6 year olds can tell the difference between “no” and “know.”



  41. jumapman78
    10:44 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    38. Closeted racist? Just wondering



  42. Scout
    10:54 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    @38: Gee, you don’t get the irony, Tennessee fan?



  43. Lonnieb
    11:01 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    @38
    none of the good schools have players that stay 4years. That’s why they are good



  44. Jughead
    11:03 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    @38: At least we don’t have a coached named after a Muppet.



  45. Tampa Satchel
    11:06 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Kyle come home.

    #2- You are a douche!



  46. mark few
    11:10 am July 1, 2013 Permalink

    Make up your mind. Dont be a distraction to the pursuit of #9 o_O



  47. TS
    12:00 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #2 and #38 are losers. Ignore. #38 can’t even type. “he’s a guy who go’s out …” Nice grammar. And if the “Big Orange” is Syracuse or Tennessee accusing Cal of cheating, go squeeze on your own NCAA misdeeds.



  48. UKBlue
    2:11 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    It’s kinda hard to watch & look at another teams setup & then get smacked upside the head with the reality of what you will be giving up if he leaves UK.

    Kyle body or lack there of is entirely on him!



  49. coach cal
    6:37 pm July 1, 2013 Permalink

    #36 we recruit whoever rivals.com or scouts.com says is the top player. You seriously have to know this by now. I only give offers to the players these sites tell me to. Actually going and seeing for myself if these kids will fit my system. Too hard. My system of sitting back and letting nba rookies just play all willy nilly is how i roll baby.