Happy Friday Nova Nation! Chris is getting an early start on his weekend, so be sure to save any good link jabs for Monday when he returns.
Late last night news broke that former top priority prospect Jahvon Quinerly has decommited from Arizona. While Quinerly has not been officially named in any of the recent investigations, he’s widely considered to be one of the commits involved in the ongoing FBI investigation. The move was anticipated by many, but what’s next for the elite PG is anyone's guess.
Villanova is clearly still looking for a PG in the 2018 class, and given that they had established a very good relationship with Quinerly and were involved in his recruitment up until he picked the “other” Wildcats out West. But is the school still interested enough given the link to the sports biggest scandal in years? We’ll probably find out soon.
Personally, I’m going to put my trust in Jay on this one. I don’t know if I would bring that level of outside distraction into the locker room, but only Jay and his staff know the full story of what’s going on and what they think the team can handle. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Wildcats remain in on Quinerly’s recruitment, but I also won’t be disappointed if they pass.
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