Arguably the nation’s top-rated high school point guard announced Miami as one of his four favorite schools.
Immanuel Quickley said Maryland, Kansas and Kentucky the others.
He told Scout.com he plans to visit all four and make a decision before his senior year begins at Bel Air, Maryland’s John Carroll School.
Jim Larranaga is looking for high-level guards to anchor his program in 2018 and beyond, especially since senior point Ja’Quan Newton graduates and both sophomore Bruce Brown and incoming freshman Lonnie Walker could potentially depart for the NBA. The Hurricanes are hoping to attract a young transfer and, after signing ESPN’s No. 9 (2017) and No. 14 (2016) recruiting classes, continue to land outstanding freshmen.
Quickley, 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, told Scout his family “really connected with Miami when they came and visited. All four coaches, in a good and positive way. Coach Larranaga is a great guy and I respect him on and off the floor. He’s great guy.”
ESPN rates Quickley, who plays for the Baltimore Elite travel program, No. 1 among point guards and No. 12 among all 2018 prospects. Scout has him No. 2 at his position and No. 10 overall. 247Sports considers him No. 5 and No. 17.
ESPN’s scouting report, which was updated last November, showered praise on him for his physical attributes and smarts on the court, both of which help him dominate high school competition. ESPN wrote that his offensive game could use some polish and he’s “a good, not great, athlete,” but said he has “terrific size and length for the position, a good instinct and ability to make plays for himself and others.”