A standout at Lexington (Ky.) Catholic, Whitman, a 6-foot-8 power forward, has developed his low post game and is Catholic's primary scoring option.
"I think it's going great," Whitman said of his junior season. "My confidence is really high and it's helping me play a lot better than last year."
Prior to his sophomore campaign, Whitman broke his wrist, causing him to miss the preseason and some games.
"Last year I didn't have much confidence when I got in and that didn't help me," he said. "This year with everything that is going and the attention has really brought my confidence up and really help me make shots."
"I worked really hard over the summer to get to where I am now," he added.
Whitman, who averages 23 points and 12 rebounds a game, said he likes to step outside and face up, but that his number has been called more this year to post up on the block.
"I really like to play outside, but this year I'm playing more inside because of what the team needs," Whitman told Scout.com. "Rebounding and scoring are my two main things and then defense."
"It's going great," he said of his recruitment. "I've been picking up a lot more interest lately."