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Kahlil Whitney not signing in fall due to “logistical issue,” sticking with Kentucky

Photo: Jon Lopez / Nike

Photo: Jon Lopez / Nike

Last week, John Calipari and the Kentucky basketball program announced two new signees for the 2019 recruiting class with Tyrese Maxey making it official on Wednesday and Dontaie Allen coming on Friday.

Noticeably absent from that group? Five-star forward commit Kahlil Whitney.

And it looks like it’ll stay that way until the Spring Signing Period rolls around.

Sources told Adam Zagoria of that Whitney will NOT sign with Kentucky in the fall due to a “logistical issue.” The report states the 6-foot-6 forward wants to sign at his old elementary school in Chicago, but the scheduling didn’t work before today’s deadline.

“He’ll be signing in the spring due to a logistical issue because he wants to do it at home in Chicago,” the source said. “His dream has always been to do it at his elementary school in Chicago and it didn’t work out for the fall.”

This falls in line with what Whitney’s mother, Chanel Tillmon, told KSR last week.

“It won’t be within the next week but he will be signing in one of the periods,” she said via text.

But don’t sweat it, BBN. Zagoria reports Whitney is still all-in on the Wildcats and won’t even entertain the possibility of sniffing elsewhere.

“He’s still 100 percent committed to Kentucky,” the source told Zagoria. “He’s not reopening his recruitment.”

Watch him work below:

Come on down…?

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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13 Comments for Kahlil Whitney not signing in fall due to “logistical issue,” sticking with Kentucky

  1. deputy305
    9:12 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah, something still doesn’t seem right about all this

    • Nickerbocker05
      9:26 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

      Cause he won’t be coming if we sign Matthew hurt and KJ or pj or herro all come back

  2. BigolBlue
    9:27 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

    Prob switch to duke

    • Wade
      10:31 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

      Which blue are you sir?Not ky blue!

    • bigbluebanana
      3:04 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      He’s the wrong blue.

    • 4everUKblue
      8:27 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

      Seems Bigolbluedumbass got his shades of blue mixed up, he should just get on dUKe’s fansite and leave BBN alone.

  3. bigblue2284
    9:36 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

    Just when I thought the recruiting drama had Its reached its peak this happens. May be no big deal but given the last two weeks Cal has had it doesn’t look good. This has been a rough dose of reality for BBN.

  4. shelby
    10:23 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

    I call BS; he ain’t committed if he didn’t sign early. He’s waiting to see what shakes out.

  5. Jiminy Crickets
    10:33 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

    If UK lands Brooks, Whitney decommits

  6. michaelb
    10:44 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

    Can’t stand ANY recruiting news . I wish they kept it all private

    • MegatonRange
      11:01 pm November 21, 2018 Permalink

      Wait, wasn’t he 6’8″ about a week ago? Not only are we losing recruits left & right, our own commitments are shrinking every few days!!

  7. VirginiaCat
    11:11 am November 22, 2018 Permalink

    Sounds like he is having second thoughts, at least keeping his options open. Kentucky stock is on the decline and he recognizes that he may have better opportunities available to him.

  8. JASUN74
    6:37 pm November 22, 2018 Permalink

    My God people. !!!! What’s wrong with everyone right now?? It states clearly that he wants to do it in Chicago, at his hometown elementary school. He’s in New Jersey right now, so!! He’s saying he loves
    UK and won’t even listen to anyone else!!! Lmao. Is there just a bunch of new, young kids on here anymore? It’s amazing how two or three weeks can change peoples mind. We are the University Of Kentucky!!!!! Just because a few kids wanted to play basketball at another college, doesn’t change the FACT that we are UK. We are the luckiest fan base in the world guys!! We are the School that everyone looks at as the GREATEST PROGRAM IN HISTORY,, other schools may have a few years here and there, but they will never know what it means to be us. Lol. And you know what ? I LOVE IT. HAHAHA It’s all ok everyone, I promise!! An that note. Happy Thanksgiving to you all and I’m thankful for everyone of you guys. Don’t eat all Pumpkin pie from Granny. Lol. You guys have a great Holiday.