Raptors sign Canadian forward Kyle Wiltjer

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.

Former Gonzaga star played for Canada at 2015 Pan Am Games

Kyle Wiltjer, seen above in action for Gonzaga, appeared in 14 games for the Houston Rockets last season. (David Zalubowski/The Associated Press)

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 Games in Toronto.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.