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Saturday / May 28.
  • Jahvon Quinerly decommits from Arizona

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    After saying earlier this month that he remained committed to Arizona “for now,” Jahvon Quinerly announced his decommitment late Thursday night.

    The 6-foot-2 Quinerly out of Hudson (N.J.) Catholic initially considered Villanova, Seton Hall, Virginia and Stanford, among others, before choosing Arizona in July.

    The announcement is the latest blow for Arizona and coach Sean Miller after former assistant Book Richardson was arrested Sept. 26 in the FBI probe into bribery in college basketball. The FBI complaint alleges that Richardson funneled $15,000 to the mother of a “top point guard” who committed “around three days” before Aug. 11. Quinerly, a five-star point guard, announced on ESPNU on Aug. 8 that he would play for to Arizona.”

    While Arizona has held on to several Class of 2018 commits, other key recruits like R.J. Barrett, Bol Bol and Simi Shittu eliminated the Wildcats from consideration. Now Quinerly has joined them, too.

    Quinerly  told reporters earlier this month he hasn’t spoken with Richardson but has talked to Arizona head coach Sean Miller.

    “He was upset as well,” Quinerly told ESPN at the USA Basketball minicamp. “We had a brief conversation, and it was about just me becoming the best player I can be for this high school season and being ready for the next level.”

    He also said he’s hired attorney Alan Milstein to represent him. Milstein has been unavailable for comment.

    It remains unclear how Quinerly’s high school eligibility will be effected by the case. Hudson Catholic — which also features Ohio State commit Luther Muhammad and Oregon commit Louis King — is considered a favorite to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions title.

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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.