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33 - Kyle Wiltjer

Gonzaga 

  • Birthday: 10/20/92
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 245
  • Hometown: Portland, OR
  • High School: Jesuit
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2016

NBA Comparison: Nick Fazekas/Matt Bonner

Strengths: A bigtime shooter. Has in the gym range and absolutely cannot be left open or he will knock down a 3 point shot ... Looking at his NBA potential he could be a lethal weapon in pick and pop situations, playing alongside a quick and explosive guard ... In a league that is based on spacing and shooting, he could become a valued piece in any offense creating gaps in defense for guards to attack the rim and punishing any kind of help from his man ... One of the things that has made him so hard to guard has been his great touch and footwork, something that helped him punish any switch by the defense ... Extremely confident and skilled, he understands the game and despite his athletic shortcomings and slow body, there is no doubt he could benefit offenses in the NBA ... Competitive, smart and motivated kid ...

Weaknesses: Defense. Slow feet combined with lack of athleticism ... Lacks both strength and length ... Physique for a power forward is not good ... Likely will always struggle to put on much strength ... He will struggle mightily to guard NBA power forwards in the post and also struggle in pick and roll situations ... Could show more toughness on the defensive end and on the glass, as well as protecting the rim ... Most of his NBA career will depend on how teams value what he can bring on offense vs. how to limit his lack of effectiveness on defense ... Will turn 24 in October ...

Outlook: Arguably the best pure shooter in the draft ... His quick stroke and scoring ability was one of the major reasons why the Bulldogs made deep tournament runs the past two years, including Elite 8 and then Sweet 16 appearances ... After winning a Championship at Kentucky as a marginal rotation player, he was able to show all of his talent and touch at Gonzaga becoming one of the best scorers in school history, in just two seasons ...

Notes: Measured 6’10’’ in shoes, with a 6’11.5’’ wingspan and 236 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy

Aran Smith 6/14/16

October 18, 2012

September 4, 2010

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