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Kahlil Whitney’s former coach compares him to a polished Bentley

Photo: Jon Lopez / Nike

Photo: Jon Lopez / Nike

Kentucky’s newest commitment Kahlil Whitney recently jumped in the 247 Sports recruiting rankings all the way up to No. 6 overall. As a superb athlete, stellar shooter, and overall stud scorer, the Cats got a complete package.

If you ask his former high school coach Alonzo Crowder, Whitney’s game is similar to that of a Bentley.

“It takes six months to design a Bentley and put it on the road,” Crowder said in an interview with Larry Vaught. “It took four or five months to work on Kahlil’s skill sets. He was able to put the ball on the floor, shoot the mid-range shot, hit a three. I knew he had all the pieces. We just had to polish things and he changed tremendously from his eighth grade year to his freshman season.”

Crowder said John Calipari is a big fan of Whitney’s competitiveness, something that will absolutely translate to the next level at Kentucky.

“Cal said one of Kahlil’s most attractive traits was his competitive edge. I knew when he came to play for us he was a different type kid. He’s one of those guys that wants to put the team on his back.”

You can see some of that in his summer highlight tape:

We still have another year before he suits up in blue and white, but I’m excited about this kid.

(Vaught’s Views)

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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2 Comments for Kahlil Whitney’s former coach compares him to a polished Bentley



  1. Cletis75
    8:40 pm August 26, 2018 Permalink

    K-dub has a lot of dog in him it seems. Looks to me to have that MKG type of mentality! Not quite the physicality of MKG yet, but he has time to grow and a few months with our staff could be tremendous for the young man’s game! Everyone that hasn’t lived up to the hype here have all had confidence issues. Definitely not seeing that issue with this young man!



  2. AllBall
    1:34 am August 27, 2018 Permalink

    BBN can only hope Kahlil is the leader and defensive player that MKG was while at UK. However, he already has a better offensive skill set. I just wish everyone would stop with the player comparisons. It’s not fair to the incoming players. Let them be their own person/player with expectations derived from their own performance and interactions. These kids deserve the chance to carve out their own UK legacy.