Immanuel Quickley Commits To Kentucky

Ruben Hill
September 23, 2017

There will undoubtedly be some bumps in the road along the way, but Quickley's well-rounded scoring repertoire and defensive upside will make him one of the top point guards to watch once he suits up for the Wildcats.

By joining Kentucky, Quickley is poised to join a long line of successful floor generals.

As far as the point guard position goes, KU is hoping to land Devon Dotson, a 6-1 senior from Providence Day High School in Charlotte, N.C. Dotson, the No. 17 ranked player in the recruiting Class of 2018 according to Rivals.com, has officially visited Kansas, Florida and Arizona. Quickley also got to play under Calipari at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup, where he earned a bronze medal with current United Kingdom players Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington.

Kentucky had been the longtime leader for Quickley, but Kansas and Miami were also finalists.

Quickley made the announcement on his mother's birthday in a live stream from his high school gym. Quikcley averaged 23.7 points and 7.2 assists per game his junior season at John Carroll and averaged 19.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists over 14 games this past summer for Team BBC on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit. The Recruiting Services Consensus Index, which incorporates data from several services, lists Quickley as the No. 10 player in the class of 2018.

Duke, which has joined the Wildcats in the top two the last four years, has an early lead in the 2018 cycle, with Jones and Cameron Reddish, a small forward from the Westtown (Pa.) School rated No. 3 in the RSCI, already on board. Quickley also came to Lexington in 2016 for Big Blue Madness. Just this decade, there has been John Wall, Brandon Knight, Archie Goodwin, Devin Booker (though not quite a point guard), Tyler Ulis, De'Aaron Fox, and now five-star freshman Quade Green. He was the first 2018 guard to receive an offer from John Calipari and he accepted the invitation.

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