18-year-old Kahlil Whitney signed his national letter of intenton Friday to play college basketball at the University of Kentucky. The McDonald's All-American, who is a Chicago native, spend his high school career at the coveted Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey. And he spent it absolutely beasting.
In his senior campaign this past year, Whitney averaged 19.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. A majority of recruiting ranks have Whitney in their top 10 players in the class of 2019.
The 6-7, 200 pound monster athlete had other offers from Georgetown, Illinois, and Oregon, but ultimately chose to head to Lexington, Kentucky to join a storied program and become a Wildcat.
Whitney is joining Dontaie Allen, Keion Brooks and Tyrese Maxey as the other commits in Kentucky's class of 2019.
According to his ESPN scouting report, Whitney is described as a "high level athlete," and his 247 Sports report lists him as an "NBAscoring wing [player]".
It is clear that Whitney has explosive athleticism and can score the rock easily. His length proves to be effective in transition, given that he can get down the court quickly and is unafraid to take on a defender in the paint.
It is clear that this future Kentucky Wildcat will have the talent to make a difference in Lexington next season.