Kyle Wiltjer might have written his “thank you BBN” letter, but is he really going to transfer? Greg Wiltjer, Kyle’s dad, said the transfer is not a done deal. Kyle is still a Wildcat and loves being one, according to Greg, although his status is still up in the air. He might redshirt at Kentucky as well.
Kyle’s dilemma is making the decision – playing at Kentucky next season, redshirting at Kentucky or transferring.
What do you think BBN? Time for a mini-poll!
Let's help Kyle Wiltjer decide!
- Play at UK next season, don't transfer Kyle! (51%, 477 Votes)
- Redshirt (40%, 379 Votes)
- Transfer (9%, 83 Votes)
Total Voters: 939
But with 6-7, 240-pound freshman Alex Poythress and 7-foot, 245-pound Willie Cauley-Stein back and four front-liners among Calipari’s six-player freshman class coming in, there is concern about how much he would play next season.
“Kyle is midway through the college process,” his father says. “The reason he chose Kentucky was a chance to win a national championship, play with the best players in the nation and be in position to have an opportunity to play beyond college. Now he’s looking at what lies in front of him.
‘Kyle has a great relationship with Calipari, but he’s not a stereotypical Calipari player. If he were at Duke or some other place, they’d be running him off screens, but that’s not the Kentucky system. And now he has all these thoroughbreds coming in. Kyle’s biggest challenge is his body. He needs to get stronger and quicker, to get help with nutrition, strength and agility.”
The Wiltjers visited Gonzaga on Wednesday and Thursday, meeting with coach Mark Few and looking over the campus and athletic facilities.