While several top-10 prospects have eliminated the Arizona Wildcats from consideration because of their involvement in an FBI investigation, UA’s 2018 recruiting class has remained in tact.
Brandon Williams and Shareef O’Neal are still on board, and five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly confirmed Saturday that he is still committed to Arizona — “for now,” according to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.
That said, Quinerly’s future in college basketball is in serious doubt since it appears he received payments from Arizona, as described in a federal complaint. Obviously if that’s true, it would inhibit his ability to be deemed eligible by the NCAA.
Per Borzello, Quinerly’s family has hired a lawyer, but he has not been contacted by federal authorities.
According to 247Sports, Book Richardson was Arizona’s primary recruiter for Quinerly.
Of course, Richardson was one of four college basketball assistant coaches arrested for bribery and corruption among other things as a result of the FBI investigation. He is currently suspended by Arizona and is not expected to return to the school.
Quinerly committed to Arizona on Aug. 8 after officially visiting the UA in late June. The New Jersey native is the No. 19 player in the 2018 class and No. 5 point guard.
He was also considering Kansas, Seton Hall, Stanford, UCLA, Villanova and Virginia prior to committing to Arizona.
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