Kahlil Whitney Ends His High School Career at the Iverson Classic


The 3rd Annual Iverson Classic was one to be remembered. A packed crowd and positive atmosphere televised on Sling created one of the most important All American Basketball games in the country. Led by future NBA stars like Isaiah Mobley and Cole Anthony, the event was stacked with talent. The game was split into two teams, respectively- Team Honor and Team Loyalty, coached by former NBA stars like Stephen Jackson and Baron Davis and both stacked with talent.

Roselle Catholic duo- Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis (Photo via Tim Lang / Basketball Society)

Fresh off appearances to both the McDonald’s All American Game and Jordan Brand Classic, Kentucky commit Kahlil Whitney showed out. Whitney proved his presence on the court right from the start against fellow 5-star players. Kahlil created smooth crossovers to convert to bangouts at the rim. He had the crowd on his feet following the first dunk of the game. He was able to hit from outside the three-point line proving his versatility.

By halftime, Kahlil led the stat-sheet as J.R. Smith walked in the front door, pleasing the crowd with excitement. Kahlil finished the night with a 38 point performance and tied for the all-time record. The show he put on led him to Most Valuable Player for Team Honor.

Kahlil Whitney poses for a photo with Allen Iverson shortly after winning MVP for Team Honor (Photo via Tim Lang / Basketball Society)

Whitney’s future is extremely high at the University of Kentucky. He recently signed his letter of intent back in his home town in Chicago proving his humbleness. He did this to show the other kids that there is hope and more outside of his crime flooded hometown. Whitney had numerous other offers to high profile colleges but Kentucky was his dream school since he was little. Looking into the time head, Whitney is more than likely to be a one and done in college basketball and go straight to the league.


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