Jahvon Quinerly commits to Villanova after link to FBI investigation

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Jahvon Quinerly announced on Wednesday morning that he has committed to Villanova.

Quinerly is a five-star point guard prospect from New Jersey. He was originally committed to Arizona, but he decommitted from the program after getting caught up in the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.

Quinerly was not specifically named in the complaint, but he was recruited by Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson, who was one of the four assistant coaches arrested in the probe. The complaint named Player-5, who was alleged to have received $15,000 and committed to Arizona “on or around August 9th, 2017”. Quinerly committed on August 8th.

Villanova accepted Quinerly’s commitment with the hope that he will be eligible to play this season, but to date, four players that were caught up in the FBI’s probe — USC’s De’Anthony Melton, South Carolina’s Brian Bowen and Auburn’s Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy — have not played this season.

Quinerly is the third player to commit to the Wildcats, along with four-star prospects Brandon Slater and Cole Swider.