Raptors sign former Gonzaga star Kyle Wiltjer
Houston Rockets' Kyle Wiltjer reacts after scoring against the Sacramento Kings during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Sunday, July 10, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:32PM EDT
TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors have signed forward Kyle Wiltjer, the team announced Tuesday.
Wiltjer, a six-foot-10, 240-pound native of Portland, Ore., who holds dual Canadian and American citizenship, appeared in 14 games for the Houston Rockets last season, totalling 13 points and 10 rebounds over 44 minutes.
He averaged 20.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 35.9 minutes in 22 contests for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League. He shot .379 (81-for-214) from three-point range with the Vipers.
Wiltjer signed with the Rockets as an undrafted free agent in September 2016. He played two collegiate seasons at Kentucky (2011-13) before transferring to Gonzaga (2014-16), where he averaged a team-high 20.4 points during his senior season.
Wiltjer was named All-West Coast Conference first team as a junior and senior.
He was a member of Canada's silver-medal squad at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.