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Immanuel Quickley has Fourteen Assists and Zero Turnovers Through Three Games in the Bahamas
Kentucky fans are loving what they have seen through three games in the Bahamas, all convincing wins for the Wildcats.
Every player on the roster has had their moment this week. Tyler Herro has been a scoring machine, PJ Washington and Keldon Johnson have claimed souls with their dunks, and Nick Richards appears to have basketball figured out. That said, one player being overlooked in the success is freshman point guard Immanuel Quickley.
The 6-foot-3 native of Havre de Grace, MD., has flashed a little bit of everything for John Calipari. With the return of sophomore Quade Green and the signing of fellow five-star Ashton Hagans, some thought Quickley would be forced to play a lesser role in a deep backcourt. However, he’s becoming a guy for Kentucky that makes an impact across the board.
During game one vs. the Bahamas National Team, Quickley finished with 5 points on 1-of-7 shooting, including 1-of-3 from three-point range. While it wasn’t his best shooting performance, he made an impact by grabbing 5 rebounds, dishing out 4 assists, and coming away with two steals.
Quickley continued to stuff the stat sheet in game two vs. San Lorenzo, as he finished with 6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and two more steals in the Wildcats 91-68 win.
While his first two performances were great, Quickley had his best game as a Wildcat vs. Mega Bemax on Saturday. The former five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American scored a trip high 12 points to go along with 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and a steal. Additionally, he converted on 6-of-8 free throw attempts.
Quickley’s overall stats are impressive, but the number that impresses the most is zero. Through three games and more than 72 minutes of action, Quickley hasn’t committed a single turnover. Factor in a total of 14 assists and that ratio is insane.
Pay attention during tomorrow’s game vs. Team Toronto at 4 p.m. ET. on the SEC Network. Quickley is making an impact all over the court for the Wildcats.