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Kahlil Whitney named co-MVP of Iverson Classic

For the second time in three years, a future Wildcat took home the MVP award.

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The third annual Iverson Classic took place on Friday night in Pennsylvania, and for the second time in those three years, a future Wildcat took home the MVP award.

Kahlil Whitney was named co-MVP of the Classic along with Isaiah Wong, who is on his way to Miami. Whitney finished the game with 38 points in a 159-155 loss.

The previous Kentucky commit to win the MVP award was PJ Washington in 2017 in the first ever Iverson Classic.

Also in the game was future Wildcat Keion Brooks, who finished the game with 25 points in his team’s winning effort.

As for Whitney, this was his third all-star appearance, as he also played in the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic.

Whitney committed to the Cats back in August, but has yet to officially sign with Kentucky. However, he does plan on signing May 3rd.

In an article by Chris Fisher on 247, Whitney said he has always wanted to play for Kentucky.

“It was my dream school since I was a little kid,” Whitney told 247 Sports at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Atlanta last month. “Anthony Davis was my favorite player and Coach Cal coaches his players to the limit and that’s what I want. If I get pushed to the limit it brings the best out of me”

As of right now, Whitney will be joining the No. 3 ranked recruiting class behind Duke and Arizona. However, the Cats will once again be one of the top teams in the country and will have a shot to cut down the nets.

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