The Focus Ep.24 - Kentucky Sophomore Guard Immanuel Quickley
Immanuel Quickley/ Guard/ 6’3/ Kentucky
Ability to get into the lane
Pick & Roll ability
Shooting (catch & shoot/feet set)
Ability to create space
Future Pro Potential:
Pro Player Comparison:
The leap Quickley made this season compared to his freshman season speaks volumes about his work ethic, mental toughness and potential. Quickley elevated his game in every statistical category, going from averaging 5.2 points as a freshman to 16.1 points this season as a sophomore. Improving his rebounding (1.8 to 4.2), FT percentage (82.8 to 92.3), 3-point percentage (34.5 to 42.8) and field goal percentage (34.5 to 41.6), earning SEC player of the year honors. He became the go to guy for the Wildcats and his impact has NBA scouts intrigued.
Quickley can score from all three levels and I know he can still run a team effectively, he’s done that his entire life and was one of the best floor generals in the country coming out of high school. The question is can he become a better defender and be consistent running a team and scoring at a efficient enough rate at the Nba Level where being a point guard is the most grueling position on the floor. If Quickley remains in the draft I think it will take a year or two for him to get adjusted and then he will start to make an impact similar to Hornets point guard Devonte Graham who Quickley reminds me a lot of. With his work ethic I have no doubts that Quickley will figure it out and become an impact player at the next level.