There has been some nice hype around Immanuel Quickley as he approaches his sophomore season in the Kentucky backcourt.
At UK Basketball Media Day, his coach said, “Immanuel is not even the same player,” and compared Quickley’s return to PJ Washington’s return of a year ago. “It’s not that he just came back, he came back with a different mentality. He came back with a change of how he responded and how he saw things,” said John Calipari.
Today, college basketball reporter Andy Katz named Quickley one of his top “Glue Guys” that “will be key leaders in the 2019-20 men’s basketball season in college basketball.”
“Ashton Hagans will be the lead guard. Tyrese Maxey will be the star. But Quickley could be the glue on the perimeter, giving the Wildcats needed spot minutes,” Katz wrote on NCAA.com.
Louisville’s Dwayne Sutton and Alex Lomax at Memphis also made the list, as well as six others.
At this time I will now direct you toward KSR’s preseason feature on Quickley right here.