There was no shortage of attention on Immanuel Quickley at the first session of the Adidas Gauntlet. Quickley was matched up right away with fellow five-star point guard Quentin Grimes, and the Baltimore native had a strong showing. For Quickley his game is built on feel and IQ, and now he is continuing to refine the other parts of skillset.
"My shot has come a long way," said Quickley. "I have been working on my decisions in transition, and my defense has been coming along as well."
On the recruiting trail Quickley has a final seven schools of Providence, Miami, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, Kansas, and Virginia, and this year he did the best he could to visit the schools on his list.
"I made visits to every school in my top seven except Miami and Providence," said Quickley.
One school that made an impression was Kentucky. Quickley visited Lexington for their annual Big Blue Madness event, and he came away impressed.
"I saw that it is a prestigious school," said Quickley. "All of the one and done point guards John Calipari has had is amazing. That is one of the biggest things about Kentucky."
A school that is easy for Quickley to visit is Maryland. College Park is located close to his home, and he likes the atmosphere there.
"Maryland is right in my backyard," said Quickley. "That is a big thing for me, and also I like the coaching staff and their fan support is great."
Also the Duke Blue Devils were a consistent presence at Quickley's games, and Quickley likes what they have to offer.
"I was talking to Coach (Jeff) Capel and he said they would be there," said Quickley. "I didn't know Coach K was going to come to my first game though."
He continued about Duke, "I loved the Cameron Crazies for their midnight madness. The hospitality and the fans were incredible down there."
For now Quickley says he is in no hurry to make a decision. He isn't sure if he wants to make all of his official visits or simply decide after the summer, but at this point he doesn't see his list expanding.