Kyle Wiltjer has yet to make his official debut with Gonzaga after sitting out last season following his transfer from Kentucky. But the 6-foot-9 stretch forward is generating plenty of buzz up in Spokane, Washington this past week.
On Thursday a video went viral of Wiltjer hitting 70-of-75 threes (93 percent). He followed up that shooting clinic with a world record shot. Seriously. Wiltjer shattered the world record for the longest behind the back shot. And he did it twice. A video uploaded to Wiltjer’s YouTube page, Gonzaga forward Angel Nunez stated that the world record was 24 feet. He nearly doubled it with a behind-the-back shot from half court. The Guinness Book of World Record recognizes Kenneth Sorvang of Norway with the farthest behind-the-back shot (23 feet, nine inches), which he sunk on Dec. 10, 2010
The end of the video reads “Stay tuned for more …”
We will, especially when Gonzaga opens the 2014-2015 campaign on Nov. 14 against Sacramento State, an opening act for an early-season showdown with SMU three days later.