5-Star SF Kahlil Whitney Commits to Kentucky

Five-star Kahlil Whitney commits to Kentucky basketball

Kentucky now holds two other commitments in its 2019 class: five-star point guard Tyrese Maxey and four-star forward Dontaie Allen.

According to 247Sports, he ranks as the No. 5 small forward and the No. 19 player overall in the 2019 class. This gives United Kingdom two of the nation's top 15 recruits, more than any other school in the country for the class of 2019.

Whitney's commitment comes a couple of days after the Wildcats lost out on another five-star recruit, DJ Jefferies, who decommited from United Kingdom on Monday to re-open his options.

A great grab for Kentucky's 2019 recruiting haul, Whitney's commitment helps offset the loss of four-star wing D.J. Jeffries - who reopened his recruitment last week.

Whitney plays for the same high school program that produced former Wildcat Isaiah Briscoe.

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