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Kyle Wiltjer’s mother still loves Kentucky Effect

Kyle Wiltjer joined Cameron Mills, Johnny Pittman and myself at Klosterman Eye Associates in Harrodsburg earlier this month.
Kyle Wiltjer joined Cameron Mills, Johnny Pittman and myself at Klosterman Eye Associates in Harrodsburg earlier this month.

Kyle Wiltjer joined Cameron Mills, Johnny Pittman and myself at Klosterman Eye Associates in Harrodsburg earlier this month.

By LARRY VAUGHT

Kyle Wiltjer has not played at Kentucky for three years, but the former Cat says his mother has never lost her passion for the Wildcats.

“Yeah, and it is really funny. Obviously she just loves the Kentucky Effect,” Wiltjer said during his recent visit to Kentucky. “She just thinks it is so incredible the way the fans treat me. She is just really grateful that the fans are so supportive.”

Kyle Wiltjer: “I could literally go on and on about just how great the Big Blue Nation is.”

Kyle Wilter, right, with Jarrod  Polson and UK fan Jami Young in Pikeville.
Kyle Wilter, right, with Jarrod  Polson and UK fan Jami Young in Pikeville.

Kyle Wilter, right, with Jarrod Polson and UK fan Jami Young in Pikeville.

By JAMI  YOUNG, Vaughtviews.com Contributor

PIKEVILLE — There is a saying: “Life takes you to unexpected places, but love will always bring you home.”

That is the saying I would use to sum up the feeling of Kyle Wiltjer retuning to the Bluegrass State.

The following is my interview with Kyle Wiltjer in Pikeville on Monday.

Question: What is your greatest memory while attending Kentucky?
Kyle: “My greatest memory was winning the championship. That was probably the best experience I’ve had in basketball and then coming back to Kentucky when we won it was awesome.”

RunTheBluegrass, Kyle Wiltjer part of a perfect Saturday

Kyle Wiltjer with Cameron Mills and Johnny Pittman Saturday. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)
Kyle Wiltjer with Cameron Mills and Johnny Pittman Saturday. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Kyle Wiltjer with Cameron Mills and Johnny Pittman Saturday. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Some days are  just fun and Saturday was one of those days.

It started with the RunTheBluegrass at Keeneland. I knew I was not ready for the half-marathon (13.1) miles on that hilly course, but I thought I could do the 7-mile run when my friend Staci Garlough asked me about running.

Kyle Wiltjer will be on Cameron Mills radio show Saturday airing from Harrodsburg

By LARRY VAUGHT

Former Kentucky basketball player Kyle Wiltjer will join Cameron Mills on his weekly radio show on FoxSports 1580 AM out of Lexington this Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.

The show will air from Klosterman Eye Associates in Harrodsburg. Dr. Jeff Klosterman hosted a Kentucky Sports Radio remote with Ryan Lemond, Drew Franklin and Jared Lorenzen a few months ago that drew a big crowd.

Wiltjer played two years at UK, including the 2012 national championship season, before transferring to Gonzaga for his final two seasons.