After a rocky and disappointing freshman season at Villanova, Jahvon Quinerly has decided to transfer. Quinerly, a former five-star recruit never got the playing time anyone expected after arriving on campus. Quinerly, who originally committed to Arizona played in only 25 of 36 games for the Wildcats and played single digits in 13 of them.
In addition to the low minutes he received throughout the season, the freshman guard played one minute in the last eight games of the season. That lone minute came all the way back on March 2nd, the team’s penultimate regular season game.
Villanova’s Jahvon Quinerly is transferring, school announces. Just didn’t fit at ‘Nova.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 3, 2019
The decision to transfer doesn’t come as a surprise to most after Quinerly’s Instagram incident earlier this year. Back in December Quinerly posted a comment to his Instagram story saying “Was my 2nd choice for a reason” before quickly deleting. Quinerly acknowledged quickly that the comment was a mistake. It’s tough to say the comment did much damage for him on the outside looking in as he was already struggling to earn playing time.
Quinerly originally committed to Arizona before backing out after the FBI scandal broke and Arizona assistant coach Book Richardson got caught up in the scandal. At this time no schools have been mentioned as far landing spots for the young guard but as a former five-star recruit many schools will surely reach out to gauge interest.