Jahvon Quinerly, a 6-foot senior point guard from Hudson Catholic High School in Hackensack, N.J., on Tuesday night orally committed to play basketball at Arizona.
Quinerly, the No. 16-ranked player in the recruiting Class of 2018 by Rivals.com, chose the Wildcats over Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, Stanford, Seton Hall and Virginia.
He made his announcement at Tuesday’s Stephen Curry Select Camp Game in the Bay Area.
“I feel like they can get me to the highest level,” Quinerly told ESPN.com. “Also, we will win. They have a history of making the Elite Eight. I wanted to play with a very talented team and that’s what they have. I believe (Arizona coach) Sean Miller will push me to be the best player I can be.”
Quinerly had recently scheduled recruiting visits to Kansas for Sept. 23 and UCLA for Sept. 16.
He has talked about attending the same school as No. 14-ranked Naz Reid, a 6-10 senior center from Roselle Catholic High School in Asbury Park, N.J., who is considering KU, Arizona, Kentucky, LSU, UCLA, Louisville and Seton Hall.
Arizona is no longer an option for No. 35-ranked Devon Dotson, a 6-1 senior point guard from Providence Day High School in Charlotte, N.C., Dotson’s father told Zagsblog.com.
Dotson visited Arizona on Aug. 1 and has said he is planning visits to Kansas and Florida.
Other point guards on KU’s recruiting list include No. 11-ranked Immanuel Quickley, No. 13 Darius Garland, No. 21 Quentin Grimes, No. 22 Ayo Dosunmu, No. 46 David Duke, No. 52 Jalen Carey, No. 75 Noah Locke, No. 87 Jamie Lewis and No. 90 Tyler Harris.
Bernard has KU on list of 10
Jules Bernard, a 6-5 senior combo guard from Winward High School in Los Angeles, who is ranked No. 38 in the Class of 2018 by Rivals.com, has tweeted a list of 10 schools he’s considering heading into his senior year. Kansas is joined on the list by Arizona State, USC, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, UNLV, Oklahoma, Miami and Georgetown.
Little offered by Duke
KU recruiting target Nassir Little, a 6-7 senior forward from Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep, on Tuesday received a scholarship offer from Duke, he reported on Twitter. Little, the No. 30-rated player in the recruiting Class of 2018 according to Rivals.com, has been offered by KU, Missouri, Wichita State, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Arizona, Florida, St. John’s, Arizona State, LSU, Memphis, Miami, Ohio State, Oregon, UCLA, Virginia and others, according to Zagsblog.com.
Little will take his first official visit to Georgia Tech on Aug. 26.