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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.”

Kentucky basketball has unique fan in South Africa

By LARRY VAUGHT

When it comes to Kentucky basketball, there are no limits to where you might find a fan.

Take Rev. Cydell LeGrand of Johannesburg, South Africa who describes himself on Twitter as “BBN from Afar.” So how in the world did that come about?

“It may seem strange that a African like myself support the Kentucky Wildcats! I was watching television one day on my local sport channel and your team was playing a team for the university playoff final. I enjoyed the way Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist played as a team, so I further looked into your school,” LeGrand said. “I was amazed by the rich tradition your program has and I have been a fan ever since. Whether the games are on television or if I have to stream them on my Dell computer.”