The 2016 season is still going and the 2017 season is seven months away, but at Kentucky, it’s never too early to look ahead a few seasons.
In 2018, the Cats are working hard to land Immanuel Quickley, the second-ranked point guard in the class and a top-10 prospect via Scout.com. Quickley has now narrowed his school list down to Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, Miami, Maryland, Virginia and Providence, according to Scout’s Evan Daniels.
Immanuel Quickley is down to Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, Miami, Maryland, Virginia & Providence. Washington is out with the coaching stage.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 20, 2017
Daniels is referring to Lorenzo Romar’s firing at Washington after a 9-22 season.
This is a good sign for John Calipari and Kentucky. Calipari offered a scholarship to Quickley back in October of 2016. Cal has watched the five-star point guard play several times, and Quickley took an unofficial visit to Kentucky to watch Big Blue Madness in October, so there’s been some back and forth and Calipari is building a good relationship there.
Quickley is the No. 3 point guard and 17th-overall recruit in 2018 via 247 Sports. He’s ranked 12th overall and the No. 1 point guard in his class by ESPN. He’s a 6-3, 175 lb junior who’s currently playing at John Carroll School in Maryland.