Chicago has produced a ton of talented players in the past. Scouts, coaches, fans and more are always looking for the Next Big Thing. 6’6 9th grader (age 14 during freshman season) Kahlil Whitney wants to be THAT guy. Playing at Solorio Academy, a relatively new, small public high school with no basketball tradition on the city’s Southwest Side, Whitney might’ve slipped under some peoples’ radar. Ballislife was there from the start. In Whitney’s first career Chicago high school game, he scored 35 points in the first half (vs Morgan Park Academy).
Averaging approximately 19 points, 4 rebounds per game to lead the Solorio Sun Warriors, Whitney began attracting more attention as the season progressed. With size, length, athleticism and versatility, we hope to see Whitney compete against tougher competition in the future as Solorio competes in a lower, small-school division.
If his name sounds familiar to Chicago hoops fans, Whitney is the son of 2001 All-City Kelly Whitney (Marshall HS), 6’8 forward who went on to play at Seton Hall.
Whitney picked up his first D1 offer from New Mexico State during the high school season. We expect many more to follow!
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