November 28, 2020Signed a two-year, $4.32 million contract with the Knicks.
Immanuel Jaylen Quickley was born June 17, 1999 in Havre de Grace, Maryland. His parents are Nitrease and Marcellous Quickley and he has two siblings. Nitrease played college basketball at Morgan State. For high school, Quickley attended John Carroll School. As a sophomore, he hit the gaming winning 3-pointer during the Baltimore Catholic League championship and earned All-Metro Player of the Year honors. In 2017, Quickly played on the U.S. FIBA Under-19 World Cup team. As a senior, Quickley led the team to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title and was named a McDonald's All-American. Quickley was also an honor student at John Carroll. The sharp-shooting guard then attended the University of Kentucky from 2018 to 2020. At Kentucky, Quickley studied exploratory studies in agriculture. After the 2019-20 season, Quickley was named SEC Player of the Year. The guard can play both the saxophone and the drums. Fans can follow Quickley on Twitter @IQ_GodSon and on Instagram @immanuelquickley__. .College/International Summary
Quickley played for the Kentucky Wildcats from 2018 to 2020. In his freshman season, he posted 5.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 0.8 made three-pointers over 18.5 minutes per game, with seven starts. He also shot 82.8 percent from the free throw line. Quickley scored in double-digits in six games, all victories for the Wildcats. Quickley's game evolved as a sophomore (2019-20), when he averaged 16.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest. He also shot an impressive 42.8 percent from behind the arc. Quickley led the Wildcats to a 25-6 record before the COVID-19 pandemic prematurely ended the season. At the close of the season, the combo guard was named SEC Player of the Year by the league's coaches and an All-SEC First Team member. Quickley then declared himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft.