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Immanuel Quickley named to under-17 national team; Jalen Smith misses cut

John Carroll boys basketball rising junior guard Immanuel Quickley got good news Monday night. Today's was even better.

Hours after he received a scholarship offer from Maryland, Quickley on Tuesday was named to USA Basketball's 12-player roster for the FIBA under-17 World Championship, held June 23-July 3 in Zaragoza, Spain.

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Mount Saint Joseph forward Jalen Smith was one of five finalists who did not make the cut.

Quickley, the All-Metro Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season, impressed recruiting analysts at the tryouts for the team, video of which can be seen above. 247Sports.com recruiting analyst Jerry Meyer compared him to Washington Wizards guard John Wall.

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Forward Jaren Jackson Jr., a Class of 2017 prospect from Indianapolis and a top Maryland target, also made the team.

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