The Wildcats were widely considered the favorite to land Quickley, who trained and played under coach John Calipari this summer on the U.S. FIBA Under-19 World Cup team.
"What he's done with point guards and things of that nature, that just speaks volumes of what he can do with me in the same position," Quickley said
At John Carroll, Quickley enjoyed a breakthrough sophomore season when he led the Patriots to the Baltimore Catholic League championship to earn All-Metro Player of the Year honors.
That season, his first as a full-time starter, he averaged 17.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in the BCL title game to lead the Patriots to a 51-50 win over Mount Saint Joseph.