Dick Gabriel suggests Kyle Wiltjer could have trouble finding success as a transfer

Kyle Wiltjer - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com
Kyle Wiltjer - photo by WildcatWorld.com
Kyle Wiltjer – photo by WildcatWorld.com

From Dick Gabriel for WKYT.com:  “Reaction to the announcement of Kyle Wiltjer’s apparent decision to transfer has been mixed, ranging from, “Why would he want to leave Kentucky?” to, “What took him so long?”  Both questions are viable, with room for debate on either side. And if he does indeed leave Lexington in his rear-view mirror, as the message that appears between the lines of his open letter to the Big Blue Nation would indicate, he’ll join a list of dozens who started their respective careers in Kentucky blue, only to finish elsewhere.

Wiltjer, should he land at a Division I school, will have to sit a year, and will spend the months practicing with his new teammates and presumably lifting weights – a nod toward his self-evaluation that he needs to get stronger (which he does).

Fans who assumed all along that Wiltjer would leave figured that he would get one look at his new UK teammates in action and deduce that his role would shrink back to what it was during his freshman season, when he came off the bench occasionally to toss in a triple, while Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones and others carried the Cats to an NCAA championship.”

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