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1 - Kahlil Whitney

6-7, 200 Small Forward
KENTUCKY_65.GIF Kentucky Freshman
Birthday
01/08/01 (18.8 yrs)
Hometown
Chicago, IL
High School
Roselle Catholic
Athleticism
9
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
7
Quickness
8
Leadership
6
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Ball Handling
6
Potential
8
Passing
7
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Jerami Grant

Strengths: 6’6 athletic forward … Good size and length with a 7’0 wingspan … High-level athlete and one of the best in his class. Quick off the ground and finishes well above the rim. Good second jump and scores on tip ins. Long strides and covers a lot of ground on drives. Very good finisher in the open floor … Finished tenth in scoring with 20.8 points per game while shooting 48% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Shoots well from outside. Shot 38.1% 3P% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … Good potential as a versatile defender with his size and lateral quickness. Moves well and stays wide in his defensive stance. Good shot blocker for a wing …

Weaknesses: Can get stronger in both the upper and lower body. Body doesn’t handle contact well at this stage … Despite showing range as a three-point shooter, he’s a poor free throw shooter and hasn’t been consistent from midrange. Tends to score the majority of his points off threes and dunks. Shot 63.2% FT% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 … He put up a lot of points in high school but he’s still learning how to utilize his talent into game situations. Can improve creating, half-court offense, and playing off the ball … Can improve finishing in traffic and when he doesn’t dunk … Can improve as a ball handler and picks up his dribble early, which are some things he could improve upon to help him as a slasher. Gets loose with the ball and can protect it better on drives. Telegraphs passes and needs work reading the defense. Averaged 4.2 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2018 …

Outlook: Incoming Kentucky freshman … 2019 McDonald’s All-American … Played in the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic …

Evan Tomes 8/14/19

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