Kyle Wiltjer - Visiting Georgia Tech?

There are many top recruits playing in the U18 FIBAS Americas tourney in San Antonio. One of the most coveted is a 6-9, 235 pound power forward on the Canadian team. Kyle Wiltjer has dual citizenship and turns heads with his deadeye outside shooting, passing, and all-around game. The rising senior plays for Jesuit high school in Beaverton, Oregon.

Kyle Wiltjer - Profile

Things have begun well for Wiltjer and his teammates." We're undefeated after wins over Uruguay and Puerto Rico and we have Brazil next," said Kyle. "These teams have all been very competitive." The tournament also includes the United States, Virgin Islands, Argentina, and Mexico. The top four teams advance to the 2011 U19 championships.

At the conclusion of the tournament, Wiltjer will be moving on to camps and AAU tournament play. "I've got the LeBron James Skill Camp in Ohio, The Nike Peach Jam in Augusta, Georgia where I'll join my AAU team the Oakland Soldiers."

Wiltjer has been receiving offers from schools all over the country but has yet to take any official visits. "I've taken advantage of my travels and AAU schedule for unofficial visits to Wake Forest, Virginia, Kansas, UCLA, Oregon, Gonzaga, Cal, and Stanford." Kyle is also thinking of making a trip to Atlanta to visit Georgia Tech. "We've talked about it, but nothing is firm."

Thus far in his recruitment, Wiltjer has yet to name a list of favorites. "They're all equal." Kyle does have plans to reduce the list of offers. "I will reduce the list to five to seven schools after the AAU season." At that time he'll see of the timeframe is right for a decision. "I have no specific date to make a decision."

Wiltjer is currently 6'9" but feels he'll get even taller. "My dad is seven feet tall so I may not be finished growing." Kyle's dad played in Canada and at Oregon State and was drafted by the Chicago Bulls.

Kyle will be looking at two things from the schools that have offered him. "I'm a pretty versatile player so the team's style of play and the coach are important." Once he makes that decision, Wiltjer plans on playing four years of college ball. Wiltjer currently has a 3.5 GPA.

Wiltjer and his dad still take the time to go one on one. "He's got some of that old school back to the basket moves but he can't guard me." From watching video of Kyle, his dad is not the only one.


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