During Villanova’s run in which the Wildcats won two titles in three years, they didn’t rely on players who were 5-star recruits. Instead, they developed lesser-recruited players and kept them around for multiple seasons.
However, in the 2018 recruiting class, coach Jay Wright landed 5-star PG Jahvon Quinerly from nearby New Jersey.
The 2018-19 season didn’t go well for Quinerly, though, as he failed to crack the starting lineup and averaged only 3.3 points in 24 appearances. Now, he’s on the transfer market, and a couple of SEC teams have reached out to him.
Per Jake Weingarten of StockRisers.com, Alabama and Arkansas are among the several teams to reach out to the former 5-star athlete:
Just received an updated list of schools (some of them) that have reached out to Jahvon Quinerly, a source told @Stockrisers:
Arkansas, Alabama, Pittsburgh, Oregon, Nebraska, Florida State, Colorado, and Arizona State. There are several others.
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) April 21, 2019
Quinerly would likely have to sit out the 2019-20 season, but he could still be a huge addition to a team, especially for the Tide and Razorbacks, who are both breaking in new coaches.
Where will he end up? He’ll have plenty of options moving forward.