After the news broke that Kyle Wiltjer is looking to leave the Kentucky Wildcats, his name immediately started trending on Twitter – his possible departure took Big Blue Nation and the college basketball world by complete surprise. Naturally, fans went to Twitter to express their emotions in several ways.
First, the state of shock:
— Brianna (@heybriannaa) June 24, 2013
@kwiltj is it true your transferring man? Say it isn’t so !
— Roddy Shackleford (@JdotTerrell) June 24, 2013
Wiltjer leaving UK you might as well rip out my heart and stomp on it
— Braedan Merriman (@braedan1818) June 24, 2013
After reality set in, UK fans decided to try to convince Wiltjer to stay:
— Luke Wynn (@LukeWynn55) June 24, 2013
If I drive to the Wildcat Lounge and play “Stay” on a boom box outside of Wiltjer’s window do you think he’ll come back?
— Kristen Wilhite. (@KristenO_O) June 24, 2013
— John Justice (@EyewearMan) June 24, 2013
— Jim Kennedy (@jimmyk45) June 24, 2013
— John (@strodejohn) June 24, 2013
Does anyone think if I profess my man love for @kwiltj he’ll stay?
— Jonathan Scott Oost (@uksbiggestfan) June 24, 2013
Then, finally, Kentucky supporters began to accept the news for what it is and started to wish Wiltjer the best of luck in the future:
— Brian C. Simpson (@Bcsimp1) June 24, 2013
Can’t forgot though what @kwiltj did for this program…we should always be grateful…best of luck wherever you go big man!
— Andrew Thompson (@Athom30) June 24, 2013
There is no word on where Wiltjer is planning on transferring yet, but we will keep you updated.
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