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 ZagsBlog.com 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…?