Jalen Smith and Immanuel Quickley USA U17 Interviews
Recently, leading NBA Draft scouting service Draftexpress sat down with two of the top high school basketball prospects from the DMV and nationally in Jalen Smith and Immanuel Quickley. Smith, a soon to be 6'8 junior forward at Mount St Joseph (Baltimore, Maryland), has been steadily rising up the national rankings since the beginning of his breakout sophomore season. Currently ranked 18th in the 2018 class by ESPN , Smith's blend of athleticism, skill and size has made him a coveted prospect with programs such as Maryland, Arizona, Virginia and Villanova among others having already offered. Quickley, a smooth 6'3 point guard out of John Carroll (Bel Air, Maryland) is one of the most sought after guards in the 2018 class as well. Current ranked 19th by ESPN , Quickley is a true floor general, who has an IQ and understanding of the game beyond his years, add in his pro size, all around skill and quickness and he's a serious threat whenever he steps on the floor. Maryland, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Washington and Arizona have all offered along with other high major programs. Take a look at each player interviews below.