In this article we want to share with Wildcat Gifts friends and customers everything you probably want to know about Kahlil Whitney. Kahlil is just another example of how Cal doesn’t just look for talent, he also looks for good kids with character.
Kahlil started his high school career in Chicago and then moved to New Jersey to live with his dad and finish his high school at Roselle, Catholic, the same high school Kentucky standout Isiah Briscoe graduated from.
Kahlil’s team at Roselle Catholic made it to the semi -finals of their state tournament before being defeated by Ranney 56-50 before a record crowd at the Barnabas Health Arena on the campus of Toms River High School North.
Senior Year Stats from Roselle Catholic High School in New Jersey
In multiple interviews Kahlil described Kentucky as his dream school, because of the BBN fans. He talks about watching Anthony Davis as a kid when he was growing up in Chicago, because as you probably know Anthony was from Chicago, and dreaming about playing for the Wildcats some day in front of the Rupp Arena fans.
Kahlil Williams High School Career
Kahlil Williams last game as a high school players was at the 3rd Annual Iverson Classic. It was a game to be remembered. A packed crowd and positive atmosphere televised on Sling created one of the most important All American Basketball games in the country.
Led by future NBA stars like Isaiah Mobley and Cole Anthony, the event was stacked with talent. The game was split into two teams, respectively- Team Honor and Team Loyalty, coached by former NBA stars like Stephen Jackson and Baron Davis and both stacked with talent.
Fresh off appearances to both the McDonald’s All American Game and Jordan Brand Classic, Kentucky commit Kahlil Whitney put on a show. Whitney proved his presence on the court right from the start against fellow 5-star players. Kahlil created smooth crossovers to convert to powerful dunks at the rim. He had the crowd on his feet following the first dunk of the game. He was able to hit from outside the three-point line proving to doubters his versatility.
By halftime, Kahlil led the stat-sheet. Kahlil finished the night with a 38 point performance and tied for the all-time record. The show he put on led him to Most Valuable Player for Team Honor.
Everyone who has followed Whitney throughout his high school career expect a great future for Kahil Whitney with huge upside potential.
He returned back to his hometown of Chicago to sign his letter of intent. Kahlil was making good on a promise he had made in the 8th grade to his principal.
He went back to Chicago to show the other kids that there is hope and more outside of his crime flooded hometown. Whitney had numerous other offers to high profile colleges but Kentucky was his dream school since he was a kid watching Anthony Davis on TV.
Kahlil Williams Nickname is ” The Dragon “
If you are a University of Kentucky basketball fan and not yet heard about the Kahlil Williams documentary Dragon movie, you will. We have the Dragon movie here for you to watch. It is about an hour long, but extremely insightful. If you don’t get fired up after watching the YEAR OF THE DRAGON Movie, you don’t bleed BLUE!