(Photo: Bleacher Report)
BY JACK LeGWIN
Jahvon Quinerly committed to Villanova Wednesday after decommitting from Arizona back in October.
The No. 25 ranked player in the class of 2018, Quinerly will join Cole Swider and Brandon Slater in the class of 2018 for head coach Jay Wright.
Quinerly is a smooth point guard, but also plays the game with a rugged quality. He told me that part comes from where he grew up.
“That’s where the toughness comes from I think,” Quinerly said. “I feel like up in New Jersey and New York, we have some really tough guards. I knew all of these guys, so it’s awesome really.”
ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla told ZagsBlog sang Quinerly’s praises after watching him at the 5-on-5 leading up to the Elite 24 in Brooklyn.
“I told Jahvon that he sticks out like a sore thumb because for the first day of practice with everybody racing at 90 miles an hour, he plays with such a calm composed style,” Fraschilla told SNY.tv. “He’s going to be your consummate college point guard. He’s going to have a chance to play at the highest level because he has such a high understanding of the game.”
He added: “He’s a great floor general. He has deceptive speed because he knows how to turn it on and off. And if he can hit perimeter jumpers, he’s going to have a fabulous college career. I don’t know where he’s ranked, but I can’t think of many point guards I’d rather have running my team than him.”
The Wildcats are getting a very good point guard who could step in right away and make an impact.
Quinerly is averaging 19.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game for Hudson Catholic (N.J.).