Villanova Recruiting 2018: The Point Guard Hunt


It’s never too early to think about the future, and when you’re a School in the hunt for another March Madness crown, the future is now. This series will detail the recruiting journey that Villanova are on, analyzing many of the prospects who become prioritized or receive an offer. Naturally’ we’ll start with the hunt for a point guard.

5 star Jahvon Quinerly: (15th rated player by 24/7 and 25th by scout)
Quinerly is an explosive point guard in the mold of Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving. He can change the game with his great offensive savvy and playmaking ability. Villanova has been recruiting him for some time and use to be considered a lock for the position. Arizona has recently become a lead candidate as considered by 24/7 and rightfully so; Quinerly’s recent interest in playing with 5 star talent Naz Reid has not only put Arizona in the picture, but also Kansas. Quinerly plans to visit both schools with Reid soon.


4 star Jalen Carey: (59th by 24/7 and 69th player by scout)
Carey is a talented floor general out of New York who recently received an offer from Villanova. Providence is the leading candidate for the top 100 prospect’s services. Jalen can shoot from outside and can control the game with patience, his great control of the game would make him a perfect fit for Villanova.


4 star Elijah Weaver: (37th rated player in 24/7 and 32nd by Scout)
This 6’4″ guard is another player that has been on Villanova’s radar for a very long time. He is on record as saying Villanova is his dream school but the recent recruitment of Florida and Louisville have put them in play. He is a dynamic combo guard who is a talent you can give the ball to in the clutch.


4 star combo guard David Duke:  (47th by 24/7 and 50th by Scout)
Duke is an explosive playmaker who can score in many ways and is a great athlete and received an offer from the Wildcats back in May after visiting the team back in February. While Nova aren’t one of his top choices, they’re certainly one of the highest profiles to offer him a scholarship.


5 star point guard Andrew Nembhard: (no. 18 by 24/7 and Scout)
In 2019, Nembhard enters the equation as he is reclassifying to 2018 he has a scholarship offer from Villanova. Nembhard is the best passer with the best vision out of this group; he is excellent in transition and makes everyone around him better.

These 5 guards are all very talented the movements of these guards are the ones to watch, if you ask me I see two more commits out of this Villanova class. As much as scholarships have been brought up, Villanova can also redshirt to bring another player along in the recruiting class. Quinerly and Weaver have been the two stud guards Villanova has been after, But with more schools in their ear, Villanova has had to pursue and prioritize others. David Duke recently told Evan Daniels that Villanova is one of the schools prioritizing him. Three days before that interview was published, Jalen Carey received an offer from Villanova. Either Villanova gets two guards or another guard and 5 star SF Camron Reddish. Either way it starts with a guard or starts and ends with a guard of high 4 stars rating. Brandon Slater and Cole Swider with another high caliber addition could see this class turn out to be better than the last one.


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