By LARRY VAUGHT
Sports Illustrated writer Emily Caron has been previewing some of the nation’s top freshmen for the 2019-20 college basketball season and one of her picks is Kentucky’s Kahlil Whitney.
Here’s part of what she wrote about Whitney:
“The New Jersey native should slide into the small forward slot this season. Not as proven of a scorer as Keldon Johnson was, Whitney has some work to do offensively but brings a notable athleticism and more defensive upside to the position. The 6-6, 210-pound freshman comes to Kentucky with an NBA-ready body and the ability to pose a physical threat at the wing and in the paint. His physical tools give him a ton of potential defensively and the versatility to guard multiple positions.