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Arizona basketball recruiting: 5-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly commits to Wildcats

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Arizona now has two top point guards in its 2018 class

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2018 five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly has committed to the Arizona Wildcats, he announced Tuesday.

The New Jersey native becomes the third commitment in UA’s 2018 class and the second highly-rated point guard to make a pledge to Sean Miller.

Ranked 15th nationally and fourth at his position, Quinerly will be the highest-ranked point guard to arrive in Tucson since Josiah Turner in 2011.

As a junior at Hudson Catholic, Quinerly averaged 20 points and five assists per game. Both were an increase from his sophomore season where he had a stat line of 17 points and four assists per contest.

In 11 games so far in the Under Armour Association circuit, Quinerly is averaging 20 points per game on 58 percent shooting, while sinking 86 percent of his free throws and 22 3-pointers. He has also shown an ability to distribute with 5.5 assists per game and an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.5 (60 assists, 24 turnovers) — second-best in the circuit.

Draft Express wrote a brief blurb on Quinerly’s growth and play on the AAU circuit:

Among the most productive guards in the UAA each of the last two years, Jahvon Quinerly out of Hudson Catholic (NJ) is shooting a remarkable 60/50/85 through 8 games while also dishing out assists at an elite rate. A creative playmaker who continues to make strides with his pick and roll prowess, Quinerly has taken his game to another level in large part due to the improvement of his jump-shot. He's playing the game with superb confidence and poise, and making a very strong case for himself as one of the top point guards in this class.

Quinerly joins four-star point guard Brandon Williams and Shareef O’Neal as the building blocks to what could easily become the best class in Arizona history.

In addition to targeting five-star center Bol Bol and consensus No. 1 overall player Marvin Bagley III, Quinerly’s SportsU teammate Naz Reid is a name to keep an eye out for, as Quinerly will now likely be in his ear on a daily basis.

Reid is averaging 15.5 points and a circuit high 10 rebounds per game so far in this AAU season. The 6-foot-9 forward is ranked 11th overall, per 247 Sports.

Quinerly was also considering Villanova, Kansas, UCLA, and Seton Hall. Miller said Tuesday that Arizona will be signing at least five players in its 2018 class, but most likely will wind up with six or seven.


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