Jahvon Quinerly was all set to become an Arizona Wildcat before the federal investigation into college basketball shook the sport and muddled his plan.
After Arizona was implicated in the probe, the former five-star recruit — who may or may not have been a key figure in the investigation himself — decommitted from the UA and eventually pledged to the Villanova Wildcats, who had been tracking him throughout the recruiting process.
Well, that does not appear to be a happy marriage.
The freshman point guard has only played 70 minutes all season, and after playing one minute in a stunning loss to Penn on Tuesday, Quinerly apparently wrote “was my 2nd choice for a reason” on Instagram before quickly deleting the post:
lmao Jahvon Quinerly wants out pic.twitter.com/fAcKAS8d3a— ryan bowman (@itsryanbowman) December 12, 2018
While it’s not entirely clear if Quinerly was referring to his situation at Villanova, the timing of his message sure makes it convenient to connect the dots.
It’s easy to understand why a player of Quinerly’s caliber would be frustrated — he is hardly playing and the defending national champions already have three losses — so it will be fascinating to see how the rest of his freshman campaign unfolds.
It’s also hard not to think about how things would have turned out had he landed at Arizona as originally planned.