Question: You watch tapes of former NBA players. What players do you watch?
Answer: Michael Jordan, just because he's the greatest. I could honestly watch his highlights all day. He shows such great form. He's like the perfect basketball player. I like watching YouTube, just watching Larry Bird, Magic Johnson. ...
Q: What players do you mimic on the court?
A: I never really mimic one player. I just pick up moves from multiple players. I want to be the most versatile player I can be on the court. And the more things you can do, the tougher you are to guard. I'm just working on all parts of my game, right now.
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Q: Your father, Greg Wiltjer, was a college and pro player. How long ago did you start playing him one-one-one?
A: Ever since I was little. He probably let me win a couple times. But it's been competitive ever since I was a kindergartner.
Q: Do you beat your father now?
A: Because I can just run around him. He's still really tough to guard in the paint. He's 7 feet, almost 300 pounds. He's a tough player to play against, and I'm fortunate to have him because he's taught me a lot of the skills I have today.
Q: Were you initially reluctant to shoot the hook shot because it's not current and cool?
A: I wasn't really reluctant because I'm open to anything. If someone wants to teach me something, I want to pick up on it (and) try to do my best. It's a very tough move to defend, so that's why I picked up on it. Ever since I was in second grade, my dad made me do drills I didn't think I wanted to do. Now, they're paying off.
Q: Did you have an epiphany where you realized the hook shot was an effective weapon?
A: I really don't know when I started picking up on it. Probably in pickup because I usually don't just try something in a game. I like to practice it first.