Kahlil Whitney is Kentucky’s top incoming basketball recruit for next season, according to the finalized ESPN rankings for the 2019 class released Monday morning.
Whitney finished at No. 11 overall in the class, followed by fellow UK commitment Tyrese Maxey in the No. 12 spot. Keion Brooks, who signed with the Cats last week, is No. 33 overall. Kentucky’s other signee, in-state star Dontaie Allen, was not included in the ESPN Top 100 after missing nearly all of his senior season with a torn ACL.
ESPN ranks UK’s class at No. 5 nationally, a ranking that does not take into account the addition of instant-impact graduate transfer Nate Sestina.
Longtime UK target James Wiseman is the No. 1 player in the ESPN rankings. Wiseman signed with Memphis.