KYLE WILTJER NEWS

Is this the year Gonzaga finally advances beyond the Sweet 16?

At what point does Cinderella become powerful and popular enough to stop being an underdog story? For Gonzaga, the national narrative painting the program as college basketball's prototypical dark horse started feeling like a disservice years ago. For 15 seasons, Mark Few has been the 'Zags head coach and for 15 seasons he's made the NCAA Tournament. Look closer and it...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gonzaga Bulldogs Loading Up for 2014 Season

The NCAA version of free agency has been good to the Gonzaga Bulldogs. USC Leading scorer, Byron Wesley decided to transfer away from the Trojans after the 2013-14 season and chose Gonzaga as his next stomping ground. Wesley joins top 50 recruit, Josh Perkins and former Kentucky Forward, Kyle Wiltjer as newcomers to Gonzaga’s lineup for the upcoming season. Gonzaga returns...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer’s Gonzaga Jersey Brings Mixed Feelings

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...
Via StraitPinkie.com
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Perkins Will Not Be A Kentucky Wildcat

Highly regarded point guard Josh Perkins has eliminated Kentucky from his list of perspective schools. The 6-foot-2 prospect dwindled his list down to UCLA, Gonzaga, and Minnesota on Wednesday. Both Perkins and John Calipari had mutual interest of him playing ball in Lexington. Kentucky never officially offered Perkins, and he was mainly being recruited as a back-up option. Calipari...
Via StraitPinkie.com
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sheppard criticizes UK, One and Done, and Kyle Wiltjer

Former 2-time NCAA Champion, Jeff Sheppard has caused a bit of stir with the Big Blue Nation in the past couple of days. Due to a video posted by KSTV, which portrayed Sheppard expressing his dislike for the one-and-done system. He even went as far as calling Kentucky head coach John Calipari “the enemy”. Despite the steady stream of NBA talent coming to Lexington, Sheppard said...
Via StraitPinkie.com
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Wiltjer heading to Gonzaga

Former Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer, who was named the SEC's Sixth Man of the Year, will transfer to Gonzaga, according to multiple reports. Wiltjer, who will sit out this season due to NCAA rules regarding transfers, was a sought-after recruit coming out of Beaverton, Ore. The 6-foot-10, 239-pound sophomore averaged 10.2 points and 4.2 rebounds last season. Wiltjer, who was...
Via Fox Sports
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky F Kyle Wiltjer Transfers To Gonzaga

Kentucky’s loss is Gonzaga’s gain. In a move that should bolster both program’s roster, and play out beautiful for Gonzaga, Kyle Wiltjer has formally announced that he is on his way to Spokane, after transferring to the Bulldogs. ESPN is reporting that 6-foot-10 forward will sit out the 2013 season for the Gonzaga, then make is debut in 2014-15.  Wiltjer averaged 10...
Via Thacover2
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Kentucky F Kyle Wiltjer Transfers To Gonzaga

Kentucky’s loss is Gonzaga’s gain. In a move that should bolster both program’s roster, and play out beautiful for Gonzaga, Kyle Wiltjer has formally announced that he is on his way to Spokane, after transferring to the Bulldogs. ESPN is reporting that 6-foot-10 forward will sit out the 2013 season for the Gonzaga, then make is debut in 2014-15.  Wiltjer averaged 10 points...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiltjer to wave goodbye to Kentucky

After his last-second three point attempt went crying off the back of the rim at the end of the Robert Morris game, Kyle Wiltjer’s future with the Kentucky Wildcats has been in doubt. News broke merely days after the season-ending loss that Wiltjer wanted a transfer, others disputed the claim. For the time being, Kyle Wiltjer took to his Twitter account to tell the Big Blue Nation...
Via StraitPinkie.com
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer Transfers To Gonzaga

Kyle Wiltjer has decided to transfer to Gonzaga. Wiltjer decided to leave Kentucky last month. Wiltjer was a McDonald's All-American in 2011.
Via RealGM
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Kentucky’s Kyle Wiltjer Is Officially Transferring To Gonzaga

There had been a lot of speculation recently whether Kyle Wiltjer was actually going to transfer away from Kentucky after writing a farewell letter to Big Blue Nation last month. Today, we have our answer — Wiltjer will be headed to Gonzaga. Kentucky transfer Kyle Wiltjer is a done deal to Gonzaga, his father tells http://t.co/QN3mG6fI3t. — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July...
Via College Spun
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer transfer not a done deal

After releasing a statement early last week, it appeared that Kyle Wiltjer’s days in a Kentucky uniform were over, and that may still be the case, but it does appear that the junior-to-be may be reconsidering his decision to transfer. Upon hearing that Wiltjer was to transfer from UK, speculation began to mount that he would move on to a school on the west coast. Media members...
Via StraitPinkie.com
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Kentucky’s Kyle Wiltjer Waffling On Transferring Away From UK?

Earlier this week, Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer shocked the college basketball world when he wrote a letter to Big Blue Nation informing them that he was considering a transfer. Fans immediately took the “he’s gone” mentality and took to Twitter to try to convince him to stay with the program. Well, it appears that he may be having second thoughts. Today, Coach Calipari was...
Via College Spun
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

The Wiltjer Decision: A Closer Look

What does Kyle Wiltjer's decision to transfer from UK mean for the Wildcats this season? We touch on three takeaway points in this KyScout feature.
Via kentucky.scout.com
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiltjer to transfer from Kentucky

Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to find a "significant" role elsewhere. The 6-foot-10 Wiltjer, who played with the Canadian development national team this summer, posted a letter on Kentucky's athletic department website Monday afternoon, saying he will seek a situation to help him "compete the way I know I can. ... wherever that may be." He...
Via Fox Sports
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

UK Fans Are Shocked By Kyle Wiltjer’s Letter, Attempt To Convince Him To Stay Via Twitter

After the news broke that Kyle Wiltjer is looking to leave the Kentucky Wildcats, his name immediately started trending on Twitter – his possible departure took Big Blue Nation and the college basketball world by complete surprise. Naturally, fans went to Twitter to express their emotions in several ways. First, the state of shock:   my #BBN boyfriend @kwiltj is TRANSFERRING...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky F Kyle Wiltjer says he is transferring

Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to find a ''significant'' role elsewhere. The 6-foot-10 Wiltjer played with the Canadian national team this summer, posted a letter on Kentucky's athletic department website Monday afternoon, saying he will seek a situation to help him ''compete the way I know I can. ... wherever that may be.'' He...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer likely to transfer from UK

Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer has wrote an open letter to the Big Blue Nation, thanking the fans and coaching staff for everything during his time in Lexington. Kentucky head coach John Calipari has also followed up with a letter of his very own, discussing his opinion on Wiltjer’s possible move. Calipari hints he may not agree with the decision, but supports Kyle and will assist...
Via StraitPinkie.com
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiltjer announces plans to transfer

Kyle Wiltjer may no longer be a Wildcat. The junior forward from Oregon released an open letter to Kentucky fans via the school’s official website, UKAthletics.com, on Monday announcing his intention to transfer from the program.
Via kentucky.scout.com
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer Writes Letter To BBN Stating That He’s Looking At Leaving Kentucky

Kyle Wiltjer has played basketball at the University of Kentucky for the past two seasons. He played a prominent role in Kentucky’s 2012 national championship run and has spent his summer playing with the Canadian national team. Today, Wiltjer released this letter to the Big Blue Nation through UK Athletics, stating that he’s looking at potentially leaving UK.  Here’s a...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyle Wiltjer To Transfer From Kentucky

Kyle Wiltjer has decided to transfer from Kentucky. Wiltjer, entering his junior season, figured to have less playing time due to the strength of John Calipari's incoming class. "After playing with Canada, Kyle feels like he could have a more prominent role in another program than he might have with us next season," wrote Calipari. "He expressed to me that that’s...
Via RealGM
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiltjer selected to Canadian squad

Kentucky junior forward Kyle Wiltjer has been selected to be part of the Canadian Development National Team.
Via kentucky.scout.com
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kentucky Basketball Players Play Football In Their Spare Time

Now that the 2012-2013 basketball season has come to a close – what are basketball players doing with their spare time? Kentucky players have decided to enjoy the beautiful Bluegrass weather and play some football.  Here’s a video of Kyle Wiltjer, Jarrod Polson, Alex Poythress and Tod Lanter:  Touchdown @alexthegreat22 @jpolson05 @tod_lanteriii vine.co/v/bt6pnwdH2q2 — Kyle...
Via College Spun
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky Basketball 2013-2014: The Most Talented Team Ever???

Louisville won this year’s National Championship. Now let’s look at the 2013-2014 season. Even as a die-hard fan of college basketball, I will be the first to admit that I do not have a favorite team. I’m from New Jersey and Rutgers basketball hasn’t been very good, so the hometown team favoritism is out the window. I just never got fully behind one team. There are certain...
Via Total Sports Blog
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Poythress Announces He Will Stay At Kentucky

This week has been full of decisions for current Kentucky basketball players. The latest decision is now in – Alex Poythress will stay a Wildcat for his sophomore year.  Poythress says he wants to come back to develop more as a player “and win a national title” — Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) April 2, 2013 Poythress: “This year didn’t end like we wanted it to. I want...
Via College Spun
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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