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Kentucky will NOT face Kyle Wiltjer in the Bahamas

Last week, TJ Beisner of dropped some scoop about former Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer. The Cats are set to face off Team Toronto on their Bahamas trip next month, and with Wiltjer on the roster, a reunion was set to occur.

Unfortunately for Kentucky fans, that isn’t the case anymore, as Wiltjer is no longer on the roster.

According to Team Toronto coach Roy Rana, per the Herald-Leader, the 6-foot-10 sharpshooter isn’t currently with the team due to contract obligations with his Spanish professional team.

Wiltjer signed with Unicaja Malaga on a one-year deal back in the first week of July.

In one season with the Houston Rockets in 2016-17, Wiltjer played in 14 games and averaged 0.9 points and 0.7 rebounds in 3.1 minutes per game. With Houston’s G-League affiliate, Wiltjer averaged 20.5 points (37-percent from three), 6.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 22 games. He then played professionally overseas last season.

As a senior at Gonzaga, Wiltjer averaged 20 points (44-percent from three), six rebounds, and 1.5 assists per contest.

Kentucky will play the Bahamas national team on August 8, followed by San Lorenzo de Almagra on August 9, Mega Bemax on August 11, and then Team Toronto on August 12 to close out the trip.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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1 Comment for Kentucky will NOT face Kyle Wiltjer in the Bahamas

  1. Greatcatfan
    7:27 pm July 22, 2018 Permalink

    So Cal gets to avoid the fall out if KW single handedly won the game after what he help Gonzaga do. We needed to keep him. Probably added another natty with him still on the roster