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Kyle Wiltjer and Kayla Alexander Named Toyota Canada Players of the Week.

Kyle Wiltjer and Kayla Alexander have been selected as the Toyota Players of the Week for the week of October 11-17.

Wiltjer had a strong week this past week, scoring 12 points and 4 rebounds in two wins for Tenerife (one in the ACB and one in the Basketball Champions League). During his collegiate career, Wiltjer spent two seasons with the Kentucky Wildcats before transferring to play with the Gonzaga Bulldogs from 2014-16. The 6’10” forward signed a two-way contract with the Houston Rockets before taking his talents overseas in 2017. Wiltjer first represented Canada at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men and most recently appeared in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.

Novosibirsk lost their opening game in the Mediterranean Cup, but Alexander stood out for the team, scoring 19 pts, 19 rebounds and 2 blocks. The 6’4” forward shot 5/9 from the field and 9/12 from the free throw line. The Milton native played for Syracuse University (NCAA) where she was named the Syracuse all-time leading scorer as the first player to surpass over 2,000 career points (2,024), leader in blocks (350), field goals (736), free throws made (552) and games played (140). Selected in the first round 8th overall at the 2013 WNBA draft, Alexander has played dozens of games with Team Canada over the last 6 years, and most recently represented Canada at the 2021 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics this past summer.

Canada Basketballs Toyota Players of the Week are proudly sponsored by Toyota Canada.