Coach Cal announced on his website this afternoon that Kyle Wiltjer will seek other opportunities for the last two years of his college basketball career. Wiltjer told Cal he believes he could have a more prominent role in another program and that’s the way he wants to play his final two seasons. Cal said he is disappointed to see Kyle go, but will support him and help out in any way as he explores his options.
Kyle wrote this letter, in part, to Big Blue Nation, via UKAthletics.com:
Big Blue Nation,
I would like to take this moment to thank Coach Cal, the entire staff, my teammates and the BBN for a memorable two years thus far.
Heading into college my dream was to win a National Championship and compete with and play against the best players in the country. Without a doubt, I accomplished both of these goals in my two years at Kentucky…
…During this next year, I will be working on my body so that I am able to compete the way I know I can. I want to find a situation that will help me do this as well as play a more significant role, wherever that may be.