Report: Arizona commit Jahvon Quinerly hires lawyer amid FBI investigation on college hoops

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Arizona five-star point guard commit Jahvon Quinerly has hired an attorney for his family but they have not been contacted by any federal authorities after the FBI investigation into college basketball began a few weeks ago.

One of four college coaches arrested by the FBI included Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson. Although not directly named in FBI documents, Quinerly is believed to “Player-5” in the probe. The documents allege that Richardson paid Player-5 a $15,000 bribe who, “verbally committed to attending” (Arizona) “on or about August 9, 2017,”

Quinerly publicly made a commitment to Arizona on Aug. 8, so that timeline would seem to make sense.

When asked by reporters Saturday at the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Mini-Camp if he had accepted money, Quinerly said, “I have no comment.”

According to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, Quinerly and his family have hired Alan Milstein, who is notable for representing former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett when he tried to fight the NFL’s age minimum in 2004.