Five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley provided some breaking news on this morning’s KSR show when he told Evan Daniels that Kentucky is the leader in his recruitment.
“I think right now Kentucky is definitely the favorite,” Quickley said in an interview from Egypt. “I think it’s an advantage because I’m getting to know Coach Calipari right now.”
Quickley then went on to tell Evan why each of his four finalists — Kentucky, Kansas, Miami and Maryland — made the last cut over the many, many schools that had been recruiting him.
Here’s why he said each team stood out above the rest:
“All of the players that have been successful at my position, players in the past, that’s what most stands out about them.”
“Player development has been a big thing with them; you know, sometimes they don’t always get the McDonald’s All-Americans and stuff like that, but they develop them. For example, Frank Mason and what they’ve done with him, getting him to the NBA. At his size, that speaks a lot about their player development.”
“They just stress ‘feel.’ They say if it feels right to come to Miami, then make the decision. They’ve got a lot of DMV players, players like me, to commit there and play beyond, so that’s been a big thing from them.”
“(It’s) close to home and so my family being able to see me play, and I think that’s a big thing too, my family being able to see me play. It’s right near home, right around the corner, so I would have my whole community’s support.”
He plans to take official visits to all four schools later in the summer and then make his commitment prior to the start of his senior season of high school. Miami is the only one of the four he hasn’t seen yet.