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Villanova guard Jahvon Quinerly to Transfer

Former top NJ Guard to transfer following rocky season

NCAA Basketball: Villanova at Xavier Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

It never worked out from the start.

Before Jahvon Quinerly even saw the court, there were rumors and questions surrounding his commitment to Villanova. Originally committing to Arizona in early August of his senior year, Jahvon backed out. Eventually, he would flip to Villanova, headlining a class along with Cole Swider, Brandon Slater and Saddiq Bey. Quinerly was expected to fill the same role Phil Booth had his freshman year, and was behind Phil Booth, Collin Gillespie and Joe Cremo in the rotation. But nothing seemed to work out.

Early on in the season, Jahvon Quinerly had minutes in the single digits five of the first games. When Quinerly did see the court in short bursts, we as an audience did see the potential on the offensive end of the floor. However, these short bursts never generated any rhythm, and Quinerly never fully got going or consistent minutes with any specific players. His shooting percentages weren’t great either. Combine that with some defensive woes, and it was clear to the audience that Jay Wright would not be giving him the chance to play on the court. It was clear to Jahvon Quinerly too, who would post on his Instagram story that Villanova was his second choice for a reason. After issuing an apology, he would only reach double figures in scoring one time against UCONN.

Ultimately, I believe things never got off the ground at Villanova. While I believe that Jahvon Quinerly has a lot of potential and needs consistent minutes with a similar rotation. His potential on the offensive end is still there, but on defense he was considered a liability. This is his chance for a fresh start.

Wherever he may transfer to, I and the rest of the staff here wish him the best of luck.