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Immanuel Quickley is quietly doing it all in the Bahamas

Quickley continues to make a strong case to be a starter this season.

Quickley Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

Immanuel Quickley has quietly been great in the first three games of the Big Blue Bahamas tour.

Not only is he pouring in a variety of stats, but he is efficiently running the team when he is on the court. Quickley has accounted for 14 assists and an amazing zero turnovers so far in the Bahamas.

Saturday night against Mega Bemax, Quickley scored 12 points, had 3 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists. Quickley also made both of his three-point attempts. It was another all-around solid performance for the freshman guard in a blow win for Kentucky.

The way he has taken care of the ball is incredible, but Quickley has also made his mark in many other ways.


I think what may be most impressive about Quickley is the way he attacks the defensive glass. He hits the boards hard and is out running the fast break instantly. In the three games during the Bahamas tour, Quickley has pulled down 15 rebounds.

There seems to be a desire within Quickley to do a little bit of everything when he is in the game. His willingness to get in the trenches is providing the Cats with even more toughness.


The Bahamas has shown everyone just how deep Kentucky is at the guard spot. Quade Green, Ashton Hagans, Tyler Herro, and even Keldon Johnson are all capable of setting up the offense. Each can attack the defense in different ways.

This depth is clearing a path for Quickley to impact the game without be keyed on by opposing teams. It is going to be difficult for anyone to scheme against UK when John Calipari can essentially rotate three different point guards whenever he wants to.

Each guard is benefiting from the depth in the rotation.


Knocking down three-point shots may be the best thing that Quickley can do to help Kentucky when he is in the game. Hagans is more of a distributor than a shot maker. The first game of the Big Blue Bahamas Tour showed that Kentucky could compete with poor shooting nights when they went 2-19 from deep.

Quickley drained both of his three-point attempts against Mega Bemax.

Quickley came into the Bahamas looking like the third point guard behind Green and Hagans. Now, Quickley has every right to be starting over them.