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Immanuel Quickley adds to impressive basketball resume at John Carroll

John Carroll guard Immanuel Quickley, a Kentucky commit, received his McDonald's All American jersey Tuesday.
John Carroll guard Immanuel Quickley, a Kentucky commit, received his McDonald's All American jersey Tuesday. (Liam Beard / John Carroll Basketball)

John Carroll basketball star Immanuel Quickley has a lengthy list of accomplishments covering his four seasons playing for the Patriots.

The most recent came Tuesday, when the Kentucky commit was recognized as a McDonald’s All American.

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Quickley, an All-Metro guard and the 2016 All-Metro Player of the Year, was one of 24 players selected to play in the country’s most prestigious showcase game, set for March 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. He’ll represent the East squad along with Mount Saint Joseph standout Jalen Smith.

This season, Quickley is averaging 20 points, six rebounds and six assists per game for the No. 2 Patriots, who are 24-6.

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John Carroll guard Immanuel Quickley, a Kentucky commit, received his McDonald's All American jersey Tuesday.
John Carroll guard Immanuel Quickley, a Kentucky commit, received his McDonald's All American jersey Tuesday. (Liam Beard / John Carroll Basketball)

“It was a lot of fun. Just to be named a McDonald’s All American, I’m grateful and thank God for the opportunity,” Quickley said. “I had dreams and aspirations, but I never thought I would be here today. It’s just a testament to my hard work and I’m glad here.”

It was unforgettable Monday for Mount Saint Joseph basketball star Jalen Smith, who got his McDonald's All American jersey in the afternoon and then led the No. 3 Gaels to a big win over No. 2 John Carroll last night.

A four-year varsity player, Quickley enjoyed a breakthrough year as a sophomore. In the Baltimore Catholic League championship game against Mount Saint Joseph, he hit a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left to give the Patriots a 51-50 win. He went on to earn All-Metro Player of the Year honors that season and was an All-Metro first-team pick as a junior.

He has also played for U.S. national youth teams the past two summers.

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