By the time Immanuel Quickley had wrapped up his basketball career at John Carroll in Bel Air last winter, he was lauded as The Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro Player of the Year, a top-five point guard by several national scouting services and a McDonald’s All-American.
And then the Havre de Grace resident began his freshman year at Kentucky, where the accolades were replaced by adjustments.
“It’s been really interesting,” Quickley said last week. “There’s been a lot of ups and downs. It’s a lot harder than I thought it was going to be — just the day-to-day grind. But it’s been good overall. I’ve learned a lot of new stuff as a point guard that’s getting me better.”