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Vitale wonders if Kentucky could be missing Kyle Wiltjer even more than he ever imagined

By LARRY VAUGHT ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale says Kentucky might even be missing Kyle Wiltjer, who transferred to Gonzaga. He likely would have been UK’s best 3-point shooter. “He would be spreading the defense and would have been a plus off the bench. I didn’t think they would miss him, either, when he …

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DeCourcy likes UK’s veteran players, expects real leadership from Poythress and Cauley-Stein

By LARRY VAUGHT With all the hype about John Calipari’s team, I asked Sporting News columnist Mike DeCourcy what it thought was the most underrated part of the team going into the season. “I think it is the veteran core. I have heard a lot of people try to make the case that when Kyle …

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Jeff Sheppard thinks Wiltjer made a mistake by transferring to Gonzaga

By LARRY VAUGHT MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — He was a five-year player at Kentucky under coaches Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith, and Jeff Sheppard was part of two national championship teams and another team that lost in the national title game. He believes junior to be Kyle Wiltjer has made a mistake by transferring from UK …

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Kyle Wiltjer’s transfer to Gonzaga not unexpected

By LARRY VAUGHT CBS Sports and ESPN have confirmed that Kentucky junior forward Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to Gonzaga, the school many thought he might choose when both Wiltjer and UK coach John Calipari released statements previously that he was considering a transfer. There has been no official announcement from UK yet, but it gets …

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Transfer not a certainty for Kyle Wiltjer, according to his father

Apparently the announcement that Kyle Wiltjer is transferring from the University of Kentucky might have been a little premature. Wiltjer’s father, Greg Wiltjer, told the Portland Tribune’s Kerry Eggars that Kyle has three options, and only one of them involves transferring. Greg Wiltjer said Kyle could remain at UK on the roster, he could redshirt …

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Don’t worry about Harrison twins or Young not being on campus yet because they will be huge part of next season

By LARRY VAUGHT There could be a lot of things to worry about with Kentucky basketball for next season, especially with expectations being so high. Will the pending transfer of Kyle Wiltjer be costly to UK because of his 3-point shooting? How much will UK miss his experience? How will the Cats blend together? Can Alex Poythress …

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What will you remember most about Kyle Wiltjer?

By LARRY VAUGHT What is your favorite Kyle Wiltjer memory? Mine is a bit different. It involves his parents, Greg and Carol, and how supportive they were of him and Kentucky basketball in general. I remember the 2012 Final Four in New Orleans. It was the day after UK beat Louisville in the national semifinals …

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Wiltjer going out in same classy manner he always showed at Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Kyle Wiltjer sounds like he’s going to transfer from Kentucky — but really doesn’t want to. Wiltjer, who was a reserve on UK’s 2012 national championship team and the Southeastern Conference Sixth Man of the Year last season, said in April he was returning to UK for his junior season even though coach …

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