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Kahlil Whitney officially signs with Verus Management Team

It’s official now; Kahlil Whitney is going pro.

The one-time Kentucky Wildcat has signed with Verus Team Management as he plans on elevating his basketball career to the professional ranks. Verus also represents former Kentucky guard and current member of the New York Knicks, Kevin Knox.

Whitney originally announced his intentions to transfer away from UK back in January before declaring for the NBA Draft a few months later in April. Both decisions have caused some criticism to be directed towards Whitney, considering he appeared in just 18 games while averaging 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per outing.

He ultimately decided to remain in the NBA Draft instead of transferring to a different program. ESPN tabs Whitney as the 74th best prospect in the upcoming draft.

Verus’ other high-profile clients include Victor Oladpio (IND), Terry Rozier (CHA), and Derrick Jones Jr. (MIA).

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

14 Comments for Kahlil Whitney officially signs with Verus Management Team



  1. Swizzle
    6:34 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    They also provide footlocker with managers. So good luck to him in that.



  2. UKFanSC
    6:41 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    Next !!!!



  3. TonyMontana
    7:41 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    uhmmmmmmmm



  4. Corder
    8:44 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    Do these people’s family’s or who ever is looking out for them or telling them what to do not believe in the numbers or projections? Come on now just use some common sense. Your kid ain’t got enough. Doesn’t mean he won’t be good enough but he needs more tape and showing that he can do it at the college level in order to even get looked at for big leagues. Hard work seems to have gone out the window when it comes to these kids nowadays. They believe their own hype now and think that the rest will work it self out.



    • Corder
      8:45 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

      Good* not got



  5. JASUN74
    9:08 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    This is a head scratcher for sure. I’d like to have seen him go somewhere where he could’ve played a year anyway. Best of luck to him, I hope everything works out for him. He’s got potential to be really good one day but you have to pay those dues like everyone else. Short cuts rarely work out I’m afraid. Ohh well. Go Cats.



    • RAGE
      6:11 pm May 16, 2020 Permalink

      You know this makes EJ’s decision to go pro even more of a head scratcher.. Khalil is ranked higher than EJ even though he didn’t play half the season…



  6. Southky
    9:45 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    Going pro it what???



    • Southky
      9:46 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

      Oops…in what???



  7. tncatrn
    9:59 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    He should drop that nickname…it doesnt fit this guy at all…maybe its an oxymoron?



  8. UKBigBlueForever
    11:04 pm May 15, 2020 Permalink

    Anyone find it a bit weird he is still ranked higher than EJ on boards? That’s after bailing on his team mid season too..



  9. The Original WTF Guy
    9:34 am May 16, 2020 Permalink

    Guys, please try to stay caught up with things. In 2018 the NCAA changed the rules to allow players to sign with agents, as long at the agent is certified, and retain their college eligibility. So the fact that Whitney, or any player, signed with an agent doesn’t mean they are unabel to return to college. Agents can also pay for a limited number of things for the player and family (e.g., meals, travel) as long as those are related specifically to the player being evaluated by NBA teams. In addition, players have until the Monday following the draft to remove their name from the draft.



  10. Looother
    3:16 pm May 16, 2020 Permalink

    Hope Whitney and Montgomery both get exactly what they deserve…



  11. Looother
    3:16 pm May 16, 2020 Permalink

    Hope Whitney and Montgomery both get exactly what they deserve…