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Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: Rivals experts predict Immanuel Quickley to UK, Darius Garland elsewhere

Immanuel Quickley is likely to commit to UK, but Darius Garland is likely headed elsewhere.

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More and more media members are predicting Immanuel Quickley to commit to Kentucky

That now includes Rivals’ Eric Bossi, Corey Evans and Dan McDonald. The three did a recruiting roundtable in which all three said Quickley would likely become a Wildcat.

It’s not groundbreaking news, but it’s nevertheless encouraging to see so much positive momentum for Kentucky in this recruitment. Quickley is easily among the best guards 2017 has to offer, and Kentucky has clearly zeroed in on him as their No. 1 point guard target.

The Rivals experts also talked about Darius Garland, who Kentucky has recruited and offered. They’re not so likely to land him, but while Duke has been the perceived favorite for a while now, it’s actually different schools getting picks for the five-star guard.

Here’s what Bossi had to say.

Immanuel Quickley has publicly named Kentucky his leader and while Darius Garland's recruitment does appear to be open, I think that Vanderbilt is ultimately in the best position to keep him home in Nashville.


Immanuel Quickley is likely headed to Kentucky as I would be very surprised if he ends up anywhere else...There has been talk about an elite point guard tandem in Durham and while I think things remain on the fence between Duke, Vanderbilt and Indiana, Archie Miller comes up with his first big-time pick-up as Garland heads to Bloomington.


The easiest predictions are probably slotting Immanuel Quickley to Kentucky and Tre Jones to Duke. Darius Garland likely comes down to Indiana and Vanderbilt, but I think Bryce Drew makes his first major recruiting splash by keeping Garland home playing for the Commodores.

There’s a split on Garland, but what’s clear is that Quickley is likely headed to Kentucky and Garland isn’t. John Calipari can live with this; Quickley seems to be the one he wanted anyways, offering him so early.

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