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Tuesday / August 9.
  • Kentucky commit Kahlil Whitney scores game-winner in Kyrie Invitational

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    With Kentucky coach John Calipari on hand, Kentucky-bound wing Kahlil Whitney went for 25 points, six rebounds and four steals, and scored the game-winner on a tip-in at the buzzer Monday night as Roselle Catholic held off Our Savior Lutheran, 75-74, in the Kyrie Irving Invitational at Barclays Center.

    The Lions (3-0) trailed by 19 in the second half.

    Roselle Catholic is the defending New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner, and Whitney told me his goal is to win a second one this season.

    The 6-foot-7 Whitney committed to Kentucky in August, but plans to sign in April at his grammar school in Chicago. For more, read my feature on Forbes SportsMoney here.

    For more on Kyrie Irving and how he’s giving back to his school and community, read this.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.