UK signee Immanuel Quickley had plenty of fans at McDonald’s All-American Game

Nitrease Quickley, center, and family members in Atlanta. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

ATLANTA — Kentucky signee Immanuel Quickley was not the high scorer in Wednesday’s McDonald’s All-American Game here.

However, he may have had one number no other player could top — most fans at the game.

“I think I got about 40 or 50 family and friends here from around the city (Baltimore),” Quickley said. “My grandmother and mom got a big group chat going. I really wasn’t in it. I am just here playing game and enjoying time with the family. But a lot of them came to watch and support me.”

They came wearing blue UK hats or blue UK shirts — or sometimes both.

“We are all really, really proud of him,” said Nitrease Quickley, the player’s mother.

The point guard scored only three points in the 131-128 comeback win by the West over Quickley’s East team. He took only two shots and made one.

But this didn’t figure to be the kind of game for him to showcase his skills because of his unselfish style.

He did have eight assists — third most in the game — and four rebounds in his 17 minutes of play.

Leave a Reply