Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Arizona head coach Sean Miller called Jahvon Quinerly after the Wildcats practiced on Sunday and offered him a scholarship.
The Wildcats are prioritizing Quinerly as the next point guard to come to Point Guard U.
Miller and assitant Book Richardsonpreviously visited the 6-foot-1 Quinerly in September at Hudson Catholic.
“[Arizona] said they’re highly interested in me,” Quinerly said last month.” “They just asked me how I like the West Coast a little me and told me that they want me to be their next point guard. It made me want to work harder, and I’m just blessed.”
Quinerly also holds offers from Maryland, Villanova, Cal, Notre Dame, Stanford, Vanderbilt, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Rutgers, among others. He visited St. John’s on Friday for their Midnight Madness and plans to attend Villanova’s Oct. 28.
He impressed ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla at the Under Armour Elite 24 Game with his change of pace and basketball IQ.
“I told Jahvon that he sticks out like a sore thumb because for the first day of practice with everybody racing at 90 miles an hour, he plays with such a calm composed style,” Fraschilla said in August. “He’s going to be your consummate college point guard. He’s going to have a chance to play at the highest level because he has such a high understanding of the game.”
He added: “He’s a great floor general. He has deceptive speed because he knows how to turn it on and off. And if he can hit perimeter jumpers, he’s going to have a fabulous college career. I don’t know where he’s ranked, but I can’t think of many point guards I’d rather have running my team than him.”
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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.