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WATCH: Kahlil Whitney talks about growing up a Kentucky fan

Last week, UK introduced us to Tyrese Maxey in their annual “Meet the Wildcats” series. Today, it’s Kahlil Whitney’s turn in front of the camera. 

In a video from KyWildcatsTV, the small forward from Chicago talks about watching Kentucky games with his father and grandfather as a kid, which he says made his college decision “easy” when the Cats came calling.

“Kentucky was always my dream school since I was a little kid, probably six or seven years old. I used to watch a lot of Kentucky Basketball with my dad, my grandfather. Just growing up watching those guys, just knowing in my mind I wanted to come here. So, when they extended the offer, it was easy for me to make my decision.”

If you recall, Whitney wrote an essay in middle school about wanting to play for Kentucky. We’ve heard that story a few times now, but it never gets old. As John Calipari tweeted, he seems like a great example of a player who embraces the challenge of playing in Lexington.

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6 Comments for WATCH: Kahlil Whitney talks about growing up a Kentucky fan



  1. RAGE
    2:23 pm July 15, 2019 Permalink

    Can’t wait to watch MR. Whitney and our cats play this season… I can’t wait to see how Khalil develops this season and feel like we may be taken him for granted.. Def when I seen KSR predict the starting 5 for next season.. If I recall Whitney was not included in either scenario starters… I just don’t know how he don’t make the starting 5 if he is healthy



    • RAGE
      2:27 pm July 15, 2019 Permalink

      Khalil could end up being the best SF that Cal has recruited in his time at UK… I know with that comment that I am going to hear MKG comments but I honestly think Whitney can be better



  2. Ridge Runner
    2:32 pm July 15, 2019 Permalink

    Love seeing stories like that and the young man seeing it through. Wish you the best Khalil.



  3. UKFanSC
    3:04 pm July 15, 2019 Permalink

    I’m trying to determine whether he has a better offensive game than Hami did when he came in. I’ve never really seen him in action. But he’s clearly incredibly athletic and motivated.



  4. Tom Bombadil
    5:31 pm July 15, 2019 Permalink

    Kahlil is going to be special!! I also think he can be Cals best small forward at UK. He has a real smooth jump shot compared to MKG. And I absolutely loved MKG! Heart of a Lion! Go CATS!! #9



    • RAGE
      4:39 pm July 16, 2019 Permalink

      He is def more athletic than MKG… like you said though I really liked MKG and he def had heart!!!