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For John Carroll grad Immanuel Quickley, slowing down led to improvement at Kentucky

For John Carroll grad Immanuel Quickley, slowing down led to improvement at Kentucky

Kentucky freshman Immanuel Quickley doesn’t have that many specific memories of the NCAA tournament, but they all seem to involve the play of high-scoring guards.

The most impactful for Quickley as he was growing up outside Baltimore was watching Stephen Curry lead a lesser-known bunch of Wildcats from little Davidson to the Elite Eight in 2008.

“That was probably one of the coolest moments, I think,” Quickley said Wednesday, sitting in the corner of a crowded dressing room at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. “I had never heard of Davidson.”

There were others, too, like Kemba Walker leading Connecticut to the national championship three...

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