Breaking this out from the FA thread and bringing it here:
Jeff Van Gully wrote: thebuzzardman wrote:
Orange Mamba wrote:Is Quickley more of a 1 or a 2?
Recruited as a PG prospect, used more off the ball like a 2 at Kentucky because of depth/all the guards
His highlights look very "2" to me, but I'm no scout and maybe the PG ability is there to unlock
You can call him a combo guard
Because of the way the UK system can obscure true talents in their players, I was trying to find scouting reports on him when he was being recruited out of The John Carroll School in MD.
There's not much out there I can find without a subscription, but we know he was the 25th ranked prospect in the nation, and was classified as a PG. Here's some scouting on him his senior year:
6'3" Immanuel Quickley, who won a gold medal with USA Basketball last summer at the FIBA World Championship in Spain, brings excellent size, length, change of pace, and defensive understanding for his relatively young age of seventeen. The weakness, opponents would say, was his three-point shot, but the Maryland native's spent hours in the gym refining his technique and trying to perfect it through repetition.
If anybody has ESPN+, they can get the rest of this report:http://insider.espn.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/player/evaluation/_/id/216435/immanuel-quickley
He's a true point guard with great positional size (6-foot-3.5) and length (6-foot-8 wingspan). He has a high I.Q., good instinctive feel for the game, is very fluid with the ball, equally adept at handling to both sides, and a dependable decision maker and good passer in a variety...
And this profile I found, too:https://inthegymrange.com/high-school-basketball-player-profiles-immanuel-quickley-1-3-17/
Quickley is a true point guard who has prototypical size for the position. He is 6’3″ and has a 6’8″ wingspan. While evaluating Immanuel Quickley, we see a player who has an advanced feel for the game. He seems to be always in control of his team. Because of his size he is able to see over a defense. He is more substance than flash, which is a good trait. The PG makes the correct passes and decisions when needed. He is a superb ball-handler. Quickley is a good but not an elite athlete. However, he sports a very high basketball IQ, which is what a point guard needs to have.
The Maryland native has very solid shooting fundamentals at this stage in his development. He scores in a variety of ways and has extended his shooting to the 3-point line. Since Quickley is very adept at scoring while attacking the rim, developing a consistent mid-range and 3-point shot will be necessary. It will keep opposing defenders from playing off him. The silky smooth PG changes speeds beautifully, which keeps his opposing defender guessing. Being able to score with both hands allows him to score while going up against bigger defenders. This will benefit him once he heads off to college and faces better competition and bigger players.
John Calipari stresses defense. Quickley has the capability to become a strong on ball defender. He has the lateral quickness and size to succeed in one on one match ups. Like most of the top point guards in the high school ranks, he is lethal in the transition game. When he grabs a defensive rebound, Quickley is a sight to see as he pushes the ball very well and either takes it to the rim and scores or passes to a player who can.
As previously mentioned, he isn’t the elite athlete that many 5-star prospects are. This doesn’t concern us as it may other analysts. Immanuel Quickley is simply an outstanding point guard. The number 15th ranked player in the class of 2018 makes very good decisions with the ball in his hands. He can knock down contested and uncontested shots. He has intangibles that are crucial for a point guard and aren’t measured in a box score. The players on Kentucky are going to love playing with Quickley. He is a player who makes everyone around him better. He has a very bright future ahead of him.