Calipari fell in love with Whitney this July and Whitney became the fourth Roselle Catholic player ever to receive a Kentucky offer, following Tyler Roberson, Isaiah Briscoe and Naz Reid. Now two of those four have chosen Kentucky (Briscoe). “It was as interested and excited as I’ve seen Coach Calipari about one of our guys,” Boff, whose team has won three New Jersey Tournament of Champions titles this decade, said of Whitney. “The first time that he had seen him, he was just extremely enthusiastic about Kahlil from the first game that he saw him.” By July 22, Calipari was courtside for both of Whitney’s games at Jimmy Salmon’s The Weekend event at Montclair State University. “It feels great,” Whitney told ZAGSBLOG contributor Orlando Cameron of Calipari watching him at Montclair State. “We have talked a lot the last four days.”
Kahlil Whitney statement on choosing Kentucky pic.twitter.com/qCWedrn0kP— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) August 8, 2018
“I think the thing that stood out first for Coach Calipari was just his compeitiveness and his drive and then you combine that with the physical tools and his continuing to develop skill set, he just thinks that Kahlil could be a really special player at Kentucky,” Boff said.
John Calipari and Tony Barbee watching their new favorite target @KahlilWhitney(Photos via Orlando Cameron) pic.twitter.com/PdGeDYAIni — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) July 22, 2018