The search for a point guard continues in the 2018 class for Ohio State. The Buckeyes will take another step in that process on Saturday when the hoops staff hosts 2018 Jersey City (NJ) Hudson Catholic point guard Jahvon Quinerly for an unofficial visit.
Already receiving an offer from Ohio State, Quinerly is regarded as one of the nation's premier point guard prospects, coming in at No. 38 nationally according to ESPN. At 6-foot-1 and 160 pounds, Quinerly may not have the physicality or athleticism as some of the other top guards, but it is his skill set, IQ and poise that helps him stand apart.
With a featherly touch on his jump shot, Quinerly is as poised and skilled as they come, possessing a tight handle and ability to get in the lane and make plays. While not incredibly quick or athletic, Quinerly makes his money as a well-rounded floor general with elite vision and great passing touch.
In a 2018 class filled with lengthy shooters with athleticism, Ohio State is looking to add a true point guard who can handle and kick with efficiency - Quinerly looks to be that guy for the Buckeyes. Offering Quinerly in July, the Buckeyes are in hot pursuit of one of the nation's top guards, who also holds offers from UConn, Notre Dame, Villanova and Xavier, among many others.
Quinerly is one of five different point guards in 2018 that Ohio State has offered, including Darius Garland of Nashville and Dwayne Cohill of Cleveland. Commitments from three of Ohio's top players in Dane Goodwin, Darius Bazley and Justin Ahrens have Ohio State's 2018 class off to a tremendous start, as the Buckeyes will look to bolster an already talented class.
As a sophomore in 2015-16, Quinerly averaged 17.3 points and 3.9 assists per contest for Hudson Catholic. Quinerly shot 53 percent from the floor, including an impressive 45 percent from three-point range, knocking down 57 triples in just 25 games. Behind Quinerly's talents, Hudson Catholic went 21-4 last season, losing in the sectional quarterfinals of the New Jersey Non-Public A state tournament.
Check out Quinerly's sophomore season highlights below.