John Carroll boys basketball standout Immanuel Quickley will make his college commitment Friday night at the Bel Air school, his mother told The Baltimore Sun.
Quickley, a five-star point guard in the Class of 2018, is expected to choose between Kentucky, Kansas and Miami at 6 p.m. The Wildcats have long been considered the favorite to land Quickley, who played for coach John Calipari this summer on the United States’ FIBA Under-19 World Cup team.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Quickley is rated the No. 13 overall senior and No. 2 point guard in the 247Sports.com Composite rankings. The All-Metro Player of the Year as a sophomore, he averaged 23.7 points and 7.2 assists per game last season for the Patriots.
The announcement will cap an unusually publicized recruitment. On Thursday, Uninterrupted, a digital-media company founded by LeBron James and CEO Maverick Carter, published an eight-minute documentary-style video on Quickley’s life.
Earlier in Quickley’s recruitment, Capitol Hoops, a Maryland-based partner in the Uninterrupted project, filmed behind-the-scenes video such as Maryland coach Mark Turgeon’s unofficial visit with Quickley and his family. (The Terps did not make his most recent cut.)
Also Thursday, Quickley’s Amateur Athletic Union program, Baltimore-based Team BBC, announced that his No. 3 jersey would be retired and not worn again in the organization.