Former Kentucky F Kahlil Whitney declares for NBA draft

Former Kentucky forward Kahlil Whitney has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.

“I truly believe in my development and grind,” he told ESPN on Friday. “I want to thank my coaches, fans, trainers and family for ongoing support. My journey will be inspiring to kids and athletes all over the globe.”

A McDonald’s High School All-American, Whitney arrived in Lexington as the No. 12 overall recruit in the 2019 ESPN 100.

Whitney, 19, is ranked by ESPN as the No. 80 NBA draft-eligible prospect.

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