Freshman Kahlil Whitney has announced that he is leaving the Kentucky Wildcats.

Whitney was a five-star prospect, a McDonald's All-American and ranked No. 12 in ESPN's top 100 for the 2019 class.

"Like so many others, playing at UK had always been a dream of mine. I truly believed Coach [John] Calipari and his program, was the best fit to assist in preparing me for that next step in my basketball career. Unfortunately, my time at Kentucky has not gone as I had hoped, and I therefore need to make a difficult decision quickly to put myself back in to the best position possible as I continue to develop and work towards my ultimate goal," announced Whitney on Twitter.

Whitney was averaging 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds on the season.

Whitney could potentially transfer to Georgetown or Illinois.