Sources tell The Slipper Still Fits that prized 2011 power forward Kyle Wiltjer has made his decision and he will take his game to Lexington and play for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.
That was tough to write.
Wiltjer, along with Gary Bell, was Gonzaga's #1 target for the class and is someone Mark Few and co. invested a lot of time in. For the past few months, we have thought that the leaders from Kyle were Gonzaga, Cal, and Kansas. This all changed when Kentucky got seriously involved and they recently had come through with an offer that was too much for Wiltjer to resist.
Whether you agree or disagree with Kyle's choice, we wish him nothing but the best with Kentucky. It's a tremendous opportunity for him.
As for Gonzaga, this is not the end of the world. Already in the fold are Gary Bell and Kyle Dranginis and there are a number of other prospects on the radar including Ryan Spangler, Antwan Space, and Carlos Emory. All three are good looking prospects that obviously don't have the allure of a Wiltjer but would be excellent additions.
The thread is yours to discuss the decision by Wiltjer but, please, remember we're dealing with a high school kid. Keep things classy.