March 28, 2017
Julius Kim - National Basketball Recruiting Analyst
Since Washington has had recent coaching changes, 2018 five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley of John Carroll School (MD)/Team BBC recently narrowed his list to seven schools. “I’m down to Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, Maryland, Virginia, Providence, and Miami,” he told Elevate Hoops.
Quickley broke down each school
Kentucky: “Coach Cal (Calipari) and his staff are really good. Obviously they’re prestige of being one and done so that’s really cool. Basically, his pitch to me, is if you want to be the best basketball player and the best human being possible come to Kentucky because they’ll get you right.”
Kansas: “Bill Self is great too. Kansas was really fun when I went down there and their fan base is crazy. Basketball was all they knew down there so that was cool. I’m still currently building a relationship with coach Self and his pitch to me was that they need a point guard in the 2018 class.”
Duke: “Duke’s really good… I haven’t gotten a chance to talk to Coach K as much but I’m still building my relationship with them since they haven’t offered me.”
Maryland: “Maryland is really good just because it’s my hometown. Coach (Mark) Turgeon is a great coach and I had a lot of fun while I was there and it’s just great because they are in my backyard.”
Virginia: “Coach (Tony) Bennett is a great guy and a really cool guy. I love their family environment there and it feels like we are all a family.”
Providence: “Coach (Ed) Cooley is good too. I’m just looking at what they’ve done with their point guards like Kris Dunn and Bryce Cotton and that’s really cool to me as well and hopefully I can get out there this summer.”
Miami: “Coach (Jim) Larranaga is good. They tell me they let their guards play through mistakes and obviously the weather is extremely nice and they have a lot of fans down there so that’s good.”
As the 6-foot-4 Quickley keeps developing, there are parts of his game that he would like to work on before summer ball starts.
“Honestly, I’m really working on becoming a better overall player. Getting bigger, faster, stronger, working on my defense, and stuff off the ball as well.”
When it comes to visits, Quickley has plans to visit some during this upcoming summer.
“I’ve been to every school except Providence and Miami. I want to visit those schools during the summer.”