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Meet The Wildcats series focuses on Kahlil Whitney

Whitney looks to play a big role for the Cats as a freshman in 2019.

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Every year, CoachCal.com uses the annual Meet The Wildcats series to better connect players and the fans.

The format allows fans to get to know the players on a more personal level. Each player is featured in a short introductory video and then a podcast episode with TJ Beisner.

In the latest episode, CoachCal.com highlights freshman Kahlil Whitney. Whitney was rated as the nations 11th best prospect in 2019 by 247 Sports and chose the Cats over Georgetown, Illinois, and Oregon.

Kahlil is the son of Kelly Whitney who had a successful college baseball carer of his own at Seton Hall in four seasons with the Pirates ranging from 2003-2006.

At 6-6, Whitney will likely play the small forward position for Kentucky this season as he has a chance to win the starting job that is left up for grabs with Keldon Johnson in the NBA.

In his Meet The Wildcats episode, Whitney discusses why he chose Kentucky, his upbringing and more. He also opens up about how Kentucky was his dream school growing up and what it means to rock that Kentucky blue.

“Kentucky was always my dream school since I was a little kid, probably six or seven years old. I used to watch a lot of Kentucky Basketball with my dad, my grandfather. Just growing up watching those guys, just knowing in my mind I wanted to come here. So, when they extended the offer, it was easy for me to make my decision.”

Catch the full interview here.