After being relegated to the end of Kentucky's bench in recent weeks, freshman wing Kahlil Whitney has decided to leave the program.

"Like so many others, playing at UK had always been a dream of mine," Whitney wrote in a note posted to Twitter. "I truly believed Coach Calipari and his program was the best fit to assist in preparing me for that next step in my basketball career. Unfortunately, my time at Kentucky has not gone as I had hoped, and I therefore need to make a difficult decision quickly to put myself back in the best position possible as I continue to develop and work towards my ultimate goal."

Whitney, a former five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American, played just three minutes in Kentucky's last two games against Arkansas and Georgia.