Top 2018 Guard Includes Providence in Trimmed List of 8

Providence locked up their two commitments in the Class of 2017 earlier this month when both Dajour Dickens and Nate Watson signed their national letters of intent. As I’ve discussed, getting commitments on board in the current senior class by mid-September has allowed the Providence coaching staff to shift their recruiting focus towards the Classes of 2018 and 2019.

On Monday a top guard in the class of 2018 trimmed his list down to 8 schools and the Friars made the cut. The recruit I write of is 6’5 guard Immanuel Quickley. Quickley’s list of 8, as told to Scout.com, is Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Miami (FL), Providence, Virginia and Washington.

Quickley is a top-flight recruit and has experience with USA Basketball. He’s ranked 11th nationally by 247Sports’ composite national ranking and has played on the adidas Gauntlet series circuit and adidas Nations. Quickley doesn’t seem ready to make a decision anytime soon on a specific school but he indicated to Scout that he wanted to clear some of the recruiting noise heading into his junior season at John Carroll in Maryland.

This news comes about a month after Providence hosted top-10 recruit in 2018 in Khavon Moore. Cooley and staff are making a push to bring in elite talent while their ability to sell recruits on Kris Dunn’s experience from Friartown to top-5 pick in last year’s NBA Draft is fresh on everyone’s minds.

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