Kyle Wiltjer may have been born in the United States, but he provided the final dagger against his home country at the Four Nations tournament on Sunday in China.
Wiltjer sunk two free throws with less than a second left on the clock to secure the Canadian men’s developmental national team’s 75-73 victory over the U.S., according to a Canadian Press report. Wiltjer led Team Canada with 17 points and was 5 for 5 from the free-throw line.
Though Wiltjer was raised in America, he is allowed to compete internationally for Canada because his father, Greg, is a native of the country. Greg Wiltjer played in a number of international events for Canada, including the 1984 Olympics.
Wiltjer is vying for a spot with Team Canada for the World University Games, which will take place July 6 to July 17 in Kazan, Russia. After Sunday’s game, it looks like he has a really good shot at making the final roster.
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