One of the nation’s top point guards in 2018 comes from Jersey City (N.J.) Hudson Catholic in Jahvon Quinerly.
Scout’s 35th ranked prospect in the class, Quinerly has one of the best basketball IQs in 2018, passes the ball at a high level and has the right approach to the game with his competitive mentality.
“I bring leadership qualities, balancing my scoring and facilitating,” Quinerly said. “I’m a winner and want to win every game. I want the one loss we had this weekend to be our only loss of the season.”
Quinerly listed Kansas, Stanford, Villanova, Virginia, Arizona, Ohio State, Maryland and Syracuse as some of the main schools involved in his recruitment. He hopes to see a couple of those programs shortly.
“I’ll be taking visits to Arizona and Stanford soon,” Quinerly said. “With Arizona, Coach Book (Richardson) and Sean Miller tell me I can come in and run the team and they love my game. They’re making me a priority.
“Stanford is Stanford. The academics are there. Coach (Jerod) Haase told me their 2017 recruiting class is really good.”
The four-star prospect has already been on the campus of others recruiting him, including Villanova and Virginia.
“Jay Wright is a great guy and national champion,” Quinerly said. “He’s a winner and I’m a winner. They’re making me a priority.
“With Virginia I love the coaching staff; I talk to them almost every week. They’re making me a priority and that’s a big thing.”
Quinerly doesn’t plan on taking too long before making a decision.
“I want to commit before my senior season,” he said. “Sometime in the fall.”