Wiltjer remains patient with recruiting

To listen to Kyle Wiltjer, it's as if he hasn't narrowed down his list at all, that every school is still under serious consideration and that he's nowhere near making his college decision.
The Portland (Ore.) Jesuit power forward certainly has an attractive offer list with Arizona State, Cal, Gonzaga, Kansas, Oregon, Oregon State, Wake Forest and others involved but Wiltjer said he plans to take this summer to really gauge which programs are most interested and go from there.
What's also important - other than the coaching staffs - is to research which power forwards have gone through the programs recruiting him, how they fared and how many made it to the NBA. That could be a long process, and with Wiltjer's hectic AAU schedule, not necessarily an easy one.
"I'm just waiting it out, I'm just trying to enjoy the process and gather as much information as I can and develop relationships with the coaches," Wiltjer said. "I'm not too far into the process yet.
"The summer is big because even stuff like unofficial visits you can get a feel for the staff in one weekend so it's going to be a big summer for me. I'm going to try to take some trips but I have a pretty busy schedule."
Wiltjer enjoys playing the power forward spot with his back to the basket but he's also capable of stepping out and hitting the mid-range jumper. That's one reason why he's such a coveted prospect. rates the 6-foot-9, 225-pound prospect as the fourth-best player at his position and the No. 23 recruit nationally, a five-star recruit with worlds of potential.
Since Wiltjer has so much ability and could possibly one day play in the NBA, he's taking his time choosing a college to make sure he's going to find the perfect situation. It could be a drawn-out process.
"I'm not going to rush anything," Wiltjer said. "I'm just trying to find a good fit and whenever that happens I'll pick a school.
"I can go anywhere. I'm just looking out for my basketball career. Whatever is best, I'll travel across the country if I have to. The style of play is big, being able to be a versatile big guy and just finding an offense that fits me and definitely a coaching staff that I can relate with and that is going to get me better."