Arizona Wildcats land five-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly

Aug 8, 2017, 7:25 PM | Updated: 7:42 pm
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Many people believe the Arizona Wildcats are the best basketball team in the nation entering 2017-18. It looks like the year after could be just as sweet.

The Wildcats landed five-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly, who announced Tuesday night he has committed to play in Tucson.

Quinerly is a point guard from Hudson Catholic Regional High School in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Seemingly a consensus five-star prospect, 247 Sports has Quinerly as the fourth best point guard in the class of 2018 crop, and the 15th best player overall.

Quinerly acknowledged he had narrowed his list down to Arizona and Villanova before choosing one Tuesday. He received other offers from Kansas, Seton Hall, Stanford, UCLA and Virginia.

ESPN ranks the 6-foot, 160-pound guard as the 16th best player of his class, and the third best point guard.

“I feel like they can get me to the highest level,” Quinerly said. “Also, we will win. They have a history of making the Elite Eight. I wanted to play with a very talented team and that’s what they have. I believe Sean Miller will push me to be the best player I can be.”

Quinerly is the third ESPN 100 prospect to commit to Arizona for 2018, joining Shareef O’Neal (No. 19) and Brandon Williams (No. 43). Along with O’Neal, he is the Wildcats’ second five-star commit.

Miller made it clear he wanted two high-level point guards for the 2018 class, recently hosting Devon Dotson (No. 34) for an official visit and watching Quentin Grimes (No. 30) and Jalen Carey (No. 56) in July. Quinerly was always the first choice once Williams committed, though.

The Wildcats tip off this season Nov. 1 against Eastern New Mexico.

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