Coach Cal announced on his website this afternoon that Kyle Wiljter will seek other opportunities for the last two years of his college basketball career. Wiltjer told Cal he believes he could have a more prominent role in another program and that’s the way he wants to play his final two seasons.
Cal said he is disappointed to see Kyle go, but will support him and help out in any way as he explores his options.
Kyle wrote this letter to Big Blue Nation, via UKAthletics.com…
Big Blue Nation,
I would like to take this moment to thank Coach Cal, the entire staff, my teammates and the BBN for a memorable two years thus far.
Heading into college my dream was to win a National Championship and compete with and play against the best players in the country. Without a doubt, I accomplished both of these goals in my two years at Kentucky. Now as I head into my junior year, I recognize that my new and adjusted goals require me to make some very difficult upcoming decisions. Coach Cal has been everything I expected him to be, as I have felt very comfortable talking with him about my situation. I cannot stress enough how supportive Coach has been during this period. He is more than a coach to me, and for that I am forever grateful.
During this next year, I will be working on my body so that I am able to compete the way I know I can. I want to find a situation that will help me do this as well as play a more significant role, wherever that may be. Even though I might physically leave Lexington, I will never forget the support and kindness that everyone has shown my family and me. It is difficult to put into words how hard it is to possibly leave BBN, yet I am confident that whatever I choose, I will give it my all. Regardless, I will always bleed blue and will never forget these amazing last two years at Kentucky.
His three-goggles will be deeply missed.