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Wiltjer to transfer to Gonzaga

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Former Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to Gonzaga. Wiltjer confirmed multiple media reports with a tweet this afternoon.

This is what the tweet read:

"Dear BBN, this past month has been very emotional and challenging for me. Whether to transfer or not has been one of the toughest decisions of my life, so I would like to thank everyone for being so supportive through this process. I feel like in my basketball career I'm facing a make it or break it moment and the primary factor in this decision is transforming my body. I'm choosing to transfer to Gonzaga because i feel they have a proven plan in place to help develop players similar to me, which has seen great results. I believe with hard work I can maximize my development at Gonzaga. The last two years at UK have been a valuable experience and I'm very grateful for them. Even though I'm leaving the program, Coach Cal and I will continue our relationship and I will look to him for advice. He is more than just a coach to me. I have made many friends here and I plan to come back. My heart will always be in Lex."

The 6-foot-10 Portland native was the Wildcats' fourth-leading scorer this past season, averaging 10.2 points to go along with 4.2 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game as a sophomore.

Wiltjer will likely have to sit out all of next season under NCAA transfer rules. He'll have two years of eligibility left once he's back on the court for the 2014-2015 season.