Originally written September 22, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
Former Kentucky player Kyle Wiltjer decided to leave the program at the conclusion of last season. The former Oregon high school stand out decided to commit to the Wildcats without ever visiting the campus. He became the spark off of the bench for the 2012 national title team, showing off his marksmanship from three point range. With a new year, a new set of expectations were placed on the sophomore’s shoulders. To say 2013 was a sophomore slump may be a bit of an understatement. Wiltjer seemed to have it a lot easier when he was surrounded by the overwhelming talent overflowing from the 2012 roster. When 2013 came around, he was expected to step in right away and become a starter. The flaws were evident, his body needed to change. He lacked the strength to compete on defense and power through contact on offense. His best weapon was the three point shot, but he was now expected to add more to his arsenal instead of being a one-hit wonder. There were early rumors that the coaching st...
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