Jahvon Quinerly Announces Intention to Transfer


Courtesy of Villanova Athletics

Jahvon Quinerly Announces Intention to Transfer

Nick France

This Wednesday, the Villanova men’s basketball team made an announcement that former 5-star point guard, Jahvon Quinerly, would transfer this offseason.

In a press release concerning the announcement, Jay Wright stated, “We’ll miss Jahvon. He’s been an outstanding teammate and was an integral part of our success last season. We wish him the best as he approaches the next step in his basketball career.” Quinerly will officially enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal later this week, says the team.

The transfer announcement brings to fruition one of the worst-kept secrets on campus: that Quinerly was unhappy with his situation on the team. His freshman season was far from what fans expected out of the highly-touted recruit, failing to claim the starting point guard spot from Collin Gillespie and struggling to mesh with the Villanova’s system. Quinerly played in only 25 games and averaged just 9.1 MPG. In addition, a combination of nagging injury and lack of game plan fit led to Quinerly sitting out through the Big East tournament and NCAA tournament. 

As for teams to keep an eye out for, reporter Adam Zagoria says the top team would be the Pitt Panthers, who he states should be, “strongly in the mix” to land the Hackensack, NJ native. 

Other teams to keep in mind would be Arizona, Quinerly’s infamous original “first choice,” and Oklahoma, who was heavily in the running to land Quinerly following his departure from the Arizona program. 

Also watch for the transfer of Minnesota Gophers guard and fellow “Jelly Fam” member, Isaiah Washington, who also announced his intention to transfer earlier this week. Quinerly and Washington are close friends and it would not be shocking if the two ended up as teammates next season.