Saturday, August 28, 2010


Kyle Wiltjer. Apparently he's gonna commit to UK tonight. Regardless if he does, I'm gonna post a quick profile on the guy.

For starters, he's a 6'9" power forward from the 2011 class who plays high school ball in Portland, Oregon. Terrence Jones, anyone? The weird thing about him is ... he's white. I already made the joke on Twitter, but it bears repeating: I'm pretty sure Coach Cal hasn't recruited a white kid since he was at UMASS. Whatever, though, I'll take him if he wants to come here.

#32 Overall Prospect
#5 Power Forward
They give him a "Scouts Grade" of 96 and say "Skills, skills and more skills along with a great feel for the game and basketball IQ are major strengths of Wiltjer's in addition to his size. He is a match up problem because he can score inside and out with great efficiency. Wiltjer's back to the basket footwork, moves and ..." but the rest is for suckers who pay the Insiders fee.

#19 Overall Prospect
#5 Power Forward
They list his strengths as his "high-low game and perimeter shot", while his weaknesses are a "go-to move and strength". Then they go on to explain that he's a "hybrid power forward who has roots in Canada. Has legitimate touch from the perimeter and the ability to be a guy inside. Improved every season. Next step is establishing himself in the post. Made game-winning shot to give U18 Canadian team bronze medal at 2010 Tournament of the Americas."

#25 Overall Prospect
#6 Power Forward
They have a more succinct debriefing of his skills, listing his shooting as outstanding, his rebounding as good, his handle as good, his passing as outstanding, his strength as good, and his GPA as 3.4. That's all you need to know from them, I guess.

Add him to a 2011 class that already features Michael Gilchrist, Marquis Teague, and Anthony Davis, Jr. and you got yourself easily the sickest class ever assembled in history. Add another top guy in there somewhere and it entirely laps Chris Webber's Fab Five and John Wall's Sick Six to make them practically irrelevant in the all-time schematics of college basketball recruiting. I love the potential freshman front court combo of offense/defense between Wiltjer and Davis already. I really hope the kid signs here. Cross your finger for the next few hours.

... and do the John Wall.

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