One note that slipped by yesterday is that 2011 Kentucky signee Kyle Wiltjer returned to the court Tuesday after missing time due to an injury. Wiltjer broke a bone in his right foot on February 1st, and missed the last half dozen games recovering. He posted 21 points in his return, a 32-point win for Wiltjer’s Jesuit squad over Centennial in the opening round of the Oregon Class 6A state tournament.
Wiltjer and his team are seeking their third straight 6A state title, which would make them the first team in Oregon history to three-peat in the state’s largest division. They play next against Sunset tomorrow night. We wish Kyle the best of luck in his quest to make history, and thank our lucky stars that he’s fully recovered and the injury won’t affect his participation in the Derby Classic. Oh wait. Nevermind.