Gonzaga’s greatest acquisition this offseason was in securing the transfer of Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer.
Wiltjer, a member of the 2011-12 NCAA Championship winning Wildcats team, will have this entire year to improve his game. More importantly, though, Wiltjer will have plenty of time to add strength to his frame.
Already a prolific three-point shooter and versatile forward who can spread the floor, Wiltjer will look to add an interior presence to his game.
Looking at Gonzaga’s most recent success in transforming an underweight center was in the case of Kelly Olynyk. The Canadian big man went from a benchwarmer to an All-American with the help of Gonzaga’s training staff.
While not in the forefront of attention, this storyline will play out interestingly throughout the season.