Immanuel Quickley has many talents. The future Kentucky point guard is lights out from behind the three-point line, he plays the drums every Sunday at his church and he can carry a tune with the saxophone. One thing he cannot legally do is drive a car.
“I’m actually a really good driver,” the five-star point guard insisted at McDonald’s All-American Media Day. There are a few reasons why he has yet to take the driver’s test.
“It’s not necessarily being lazy. I have people in my life that can get me where I need to go. All I need to do is get to the gym, honestly. If I can get to the gym, that’s all I need.”
Quickley does not need to drive to many places, and last summer he was too busy playing basketball to take the test.
“Last summer I was traveling all over the world, so I didn’t have time to get my license. Now I have no excuse.”
After driving a camel in the Egyptian desert, he plans on being able to drive a car by the time he arrives in Lexington this summer. A rite of passage that causes anxiety for many Americans, Quickley is not worried about the driver’s test. It’s not because he has ice in his veins. “In Maryland you don’t have to parallel park, so everything should be good.”