Kyle Wiltjer

Position: Forward
Year: Sophomore
Height: 6-10
Weight: 239
Date of Birth: 
October 20, 1992
Portland, OR

Kyle Wiltjer

Saw action in all of UK’s 40 games on the year … Averaged 5.0 points and sunk 35 3-pointers … Scored five points in a win over Louisville … Made a 3-pointer in fourth straight NCAA wins over Iowa State, Indiana, Baylor and Louisville in the NCAA Tournament … Nailed two 3-pointers, scoring eight points with three blocks in a loss to Vandy … Scored nine points on 3-of-4 from behind the arc in a win over Georgia … Nailed three 3-pointers, finishing with 13 points in a win over Ole Miss … Scored six points on two 3-pointers in a win over Florida … Reached double figures in scoring (12) for the first time in his SEC career while also snaring four rebounds in a win at South Carolina … Grabbed an SEC-high five rebounds in a win over Tennessee … Had a pair of 3-pointers, while dishing out an assist and blocking a shot in an efficient eight minutes of action at Georgia … Swished a 3-pointer in a win over Alabama … Logged five key points on a flawless shooting night in a win at Tennessee … Scored five points and added a rebound in eight minutes of a win over South Carolina … Notched four points and a pair of rebounds in a win over Louisville … Poured in a career-high 24 points to lead the way in a win over Loyola … Scored five points and added four rebounds in a win over Samford … Tallied nine points on a trio of 3-pointers while adding three rebounds in a win over Chattanooga … Had an assist in seven minutes of action in a loss at Indiana … Forced a turnover and sunk a lay-up in UK’s win over North Carolina … Scored eight points to couple with a career-high eight rebounds in a win over Radford … Tallied 19 points on .500 shooting while adding three assists in a win vs. Penn State … Poured in 14 points and registered a pair of blocks against Marist … Scored a team-high 26 points in a win over Morehouse … Charted four 3-pointers in the win … Also added seven rebounds in the win over Transylvania.


High School
Averaged 19.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists as a senior for Jesuit High School … Received 2011 McDonald’s All-American Honors … Ranked 18th by ESPNU’s Top 100, 22nd overall by, and 22nd by … Scored 11 points with two rebounds in the McDonald’s All-American Game … Scored eight points with five rebounds in the Jordan Brand Classic All-American Game … Scored 12 points for the World Team in the Hoops Summit … 2011 Oregon Gatorade Player of the Year … Three time Oregon 6A State Champion … Oregon Class 6A Player of the Year


Son of Greg and Carol Wiltjer … Father, Greg, was a member of the Canadian national basketball team in the 1984 Summer Olympics …Chose Kentucky over California, Georgia Tech, Gonzaga, Kansas, Texas, and Wake Forest.


Did You Know?
One of Kyle’s most memorable moments was hitting a game-winner in the FIBA world qualifiers in the bronze medal game.  Wiltjer, who stands at 6-9, has a couple big fears, including tall heights and the dark.


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