NBA Draft

#5
Immanuel Quickley
PPG RPG APG
5.2 1.8 1.2
Team: Kentucky WildcatsHeight: 6-3 Born: 6/17/1999
Class-Eligibility: So-SoWeight: 188 Hometown: Havre de Grace, MD


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
It took time for Quickley to find his niche in Kentucky's talent-rich program, but he excelled once he landed in a role that played to his strengths.
He became SEC Player of the Year after averaging 16.1 points per game as a sophomore. His leadership seemed to blossom along with this confidence.
He's listed at 6-feet-3 but tends to play at a level than makes him seem taller.
He has a shooter's touch, hitting 42.8 percent of his 3-point shots and 92.3 percent on his free throws. It might be a bit alarming that he posted a better 3-point shooting rate than from 2-point range (40.9 percent).
Quickley was only at 5.2 points per game as a freshman, when he was mostly coming off the bench and often taking a point guard role. He was more off the ball during the past season.
ANALYSIS
Quickley was so confident about his professional prospects that he signed with an agent upon declaring for the NBA draft.
He made good use of his time in the Kentucky program, willing to take the steps needed to make a bigger impact. That's bound to be a trait that's endearing to the NBA folks.
He was groomed as a reserve as a freshman, perhaps an uncomfortable role. If he makes the kind of on-court growth that he showed from one season to the next with Kentucky, he could offer the type of versatility that's a bonus on an NBA bench.
Even though he proved to be a better fit playing off the ball in college, his background as a point guard could come in handy.
Quickley takes pride as a defender and that's something he talks about, and that could catch the positive attention of some of the evaluators with NBA teams.
Projection: Late second round


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