As first reported by CatsPause.com, Kentucky’s point guard of the future will get a late start on his senior high school season. Immanuel Quickley has been diagnosed with mononucleosis and will likely miss at least 2-3 weeks of action.
Late start to the season. #MinorSetBack— Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) November 17, 2017
See you on the court in December.
Quickley was the first player to commit in the 2018 class, and he has been working hard to bring other top recruits into the fold. Although this illness does mean that he will up to a couple of months of action, the good news is that his absence is not the result of an injury that could resurface once he gets to Kentucky. So this is definitely not a Jarred Vanderbilt situation.
Quickley is ranked as high as No. 8 in the country for 2018, and much like Quade Green, his recruiting efforts may have just as much of an impact on next year’s team as his play. After helping secure Keldon Johnson’s commitment, Quickley has now set his sights on Zion Williamson. Let’s hope this illness has a bright side gives Quickley a little more time to talk to Williamson about Kentucky.
In case you aren’t familiar with mononucleosis, or what is typically called mono, it is a virus that primarily causes fatigue and flu-like symptoms. But instead of going away in a few days, mono can last up to a month and have lasting effects for athletes battling through the fatigue.
Quickley averaged 23.7 points and 7.2 assists for John Carroll High School in Maryland last season, so I am sure they want him back on the court as soon as possible. I would be willing to bet that Kentucky fans wish him well also.