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Official which UK player will be the target of the haters?
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Kyle Wiltjer. LOL, people are bashing him crazy on other sites.
LOL, good luck kyle!
What do you want them to say? He had an awesome game?
He's a sophomore that had a bad game. People need to relax. No reason to hate on the kid.
With that said, he cannot go 2-8 in a game. To me that stat doesn't say he missed shots. It says he missed bad shots. That's not all his fault. His teammates should put him in position to make good shots. Particularly the point guards.
It's ridiculous that fans are attacking a player after an exhibition game.
I started this thread prior to the game ending. (Maybe even before game started)
I started this thread when I noticed a lot of hate on wiltjer on other sites.
Wiltjer will be fine. If he can increase his
Minutes and shoot like last year. We got what we need.
??? Most of his misses came on wide open three-pointers. He had an off night shooting the ball (his first went in-and-out and then he missed a few badly after that). But this is not a big concern at this point. Cal is working with combinations and, ultimately, nobody looked great on offense (except for maybe Mays).
One thing is clear. When UK needs to turn up the defensive intensity Kyle will not be on the floor. But once the young guys start to understand their roles, Kyle will be an important component to this team. He is still by far their best shooter and understands his role better than most on the team.
Wasn't attacking him. I was merely making the point that he has to hit shots. That's his role. I would personally like to see him get involved on the block early with that deadly hook.
This is the one thing I hate about BBN. They will sell out and bad mouth their own players. It's ridiculous! And most wouldn't even be worthy to hold the players jock strap. So seriously, just shut the trap! You make yourself look stupid.
I wasn't bashing WIltjer. What are you smoking.
I was just pointing out others are picking on Wiltjer like Jones got year before.
I actually thought he played well in Transy game. His shot wasn't falling, but he shot open 3s. Did good post moves, and he drove the lane.
He also didn't get blown by on defense like people keep saying. He rebounded well for his limited time, but he did let one go that PISSED off Coach Cal.
Anyways, I am fully supporting Wiltjer.
Just remember T Jones after the IU game, everyone was down on him and where did he go in the NBA draft? The kid will be fine, a bad night shooting in an exhibition game doesn't make him a bad player. Actually with CAL, he will probably improve greatly by the Maryland game.
Wildmoon - my post was not personal to you, it was in general. I read post from UK fan base beating up and highly critical of UK athletes in both basketball and primarily football. I am all for constructive criticism, but many post are ridiculously unfair to our athletes. My comment was adding to your comment, not a disagreement with your post.
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