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.”
.@KahlilWhitney is just different. Meet the ?, a fierce competitor who has wanted to be on this stage at Kentucky since he was just a boy watching hoops with his dad. #MeetTheWildcats | #DreamBIG pic.twitter.com/eXQE1DocLv
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) July 15, 2019
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.
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) July 15, 2019