Illini top target trims list


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — One of the top Illinois basketball recruiting targets in the Class of 2019 has cut his list of final schools. Five-star forward Kahlil Whitney announced his ‘Final 8’ on Twitter late Tuesday night: Florida State, Georgetown, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Oregon, SMU.

Whitney is a Top 20 prospect nationally according to 247Sports and originally hails from Chicago. The 6-foot-6 standout is playing high school ball in New Jersey but suited up with the Mac Irvin Fire on the AAU circuit. Whitney unofficially visited Illinois last month and has an official visit at Kentucky this weekend.

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