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Monday / October 15.
  • Villanova, Rutgers watch Jahvon Quinerly at City of Palms

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    Villanova assistant Ashley Howard and Rutgers assistant Brandin Knight were on hand at they City of Palms Classic Monday night to watch uncommitted Hudson Catholic point guard Jahvon Quinerly.

    The 6-foot-2 Quinerly went for 18 points and 6 assists in Hudson Catholic’s 84-52 rout of Webster Groves (MO).

    Oregon signee Louis King added 30 points, including making 6-of-7 from deep, and 6 assists in the win for coach Nick Mariniello’s team at the prestigious event.

    After losing to The Patrick School in the quarterfinals of the event a year ago, the Hawks are looking to win it all this year.

    They will face the winner of Monday’s Ranney School-Powder Springs (Ga.) McEachern matchup in a quarterfinal at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

    “My goal is to make the players around me better,” Quinerly said, per News-Press.com.

    “Those younger guys have a lot of respect for us so they lock in when we’re speaking to them. We’ve been in their shoes before. We played varsity as freshmen. We just give them great advice and try to lead them as best we can.”

    In October, Quinerly decommitted from Arizona  in the wake of the FBI investigation where his family was linked to receiving payment from former Arizona assistant Book Richardson.

    Since then, Quinerly has kept mum about his recruitment and he kept that approach up in Florida.

    “I’m not going to speak on that,” he said, per Rivals.com.

    Villanova, which needs a point guard to replace Jalen Brunson, has been linked to Quinerly. They are also involved with fellow Class of 2018 lead guards Bryce Wills and Courtney Ramey.

    The Wildcats are also at the event for Class of 2019 stars Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis of the Ranney (N.J.) School.

    Rutgers was involved for Quinerly early but did not make his final group of schools, which included Arizona, Villanova, Virginia, Stanford and Seton Hall.

    Photo: NJhoops.com

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.