Daily Archives: January 4, 2013
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Kyle Wiltjer is a lot of things.
He’s a good shooter, he’s a great lip-syncher, and he certainly is a ladies man.
But he’s definitely not scared.
When the ball is on the ground, there are few players at UK who are more willing to go and get loose balls than Kyle Wiltjer. It seems like every game he’s diving on the floor at least twice a game.
Most of the time he forces tie ups, or gets the ball for a time out. There is the occasional time though when he dives after the other team has already grabbed it, or dives to make sure that his own teammate isn’t alone holding the ball on the ground. He and Nerlens Noel have been acquainted on the floor together many times, sometimes in awkward positions.
It’s almost as if Coach Cal has a rule, that Kyle is too slow to stop a fast break so if there’s a loose ball, he better be diving for it.
“Don’t worry Montrezl, Kyle will be down there to help you hold on to that ball, it just might take him a second.”
So here’s to Kyle Wiltjer, the man who is unafraid to go down and grab a ball, no matter how awkward it may make him look.
I salute you.
Go Big Blue!
Today is the first day after the dead period, so you should start to hear a whole lot more information on football recruiting here in the near future. During the winter break, schools are not allowed to directly contact recruits, though they can still call coaches and the players can call the coaches, but now that’s over and the race to National Signing Day is just 32 days away.
Here’s some things to watch for this weekend:
*Jaleel Hytchye will be announcing his college decision on Saturday night before his high school team plays. He is down to UK, UT, and Pitt. Some believe he will be going to Pitt, but if you went solely on his retweets on the Twitta (as Chipper Jones calls it), it’s UK all the way.
*4-star Juco-Defensive Tackle Ben Bradley is visiting UK today. There’s a lot of scuttlebutt that he may end up at UK in the near future, and become the second 4-star Juco defensive lineman to join UK. He is also considering Auburn, Nebraska, and Missouri. He is expected to make a decision in the very near future, after he visits Auburn tomorrow. Would definitely be a huge recruiting coup for UK. He also had offers from Tennessee, Texas A&M, Georgia, and Oklahoma.
*One of the highest rated uncommitted recruits in Ohio, Offensive Tackle Kyle Meadows, has now joined the throng of awesome players visiting on January 11th. He’s rated as a high 3*, and yes UK wants him bad.
*Oh yeah, Asiantii Woulard is visiting next weekend. He’s playing tomorrow in the Army All-American game tomorrow, along with UK target Jason Hatcher at 1 pm on NBC. Show them some love, and watch.
*UK target Ra’Shaad Samples will be playing in the Under Armour game tonight at 5 pm. Do the same for him.
Football recruiting is at a fever pitch right now, and I’m for one extremely happy about it.
Go Big Blue!