Jahvon Quinerly Heading to Arizona

The University of Arizona has long been regarded as Point Guard U by Arizona fans and college basketball fans alike. The list of Wildcat Floor Generals is long and illustrious. Mike Bibby, Jason Terry, Miles Simon, Jason Gardner, Damon and Salim Stoudamires,  and most recently, TJ McConnell. On Tuesday shortly before the tip of the Stephen Curry Select 30 game, coach Sean Miller, a good PG in his own right at Pittsburgh, picked up a commitment from one of the best PG’s in the ’18 class in Jahvon Quinerly. Quinerly is the second point guard commitment in the ’18 class, joining Brandon Williams who committed earlier this summer. Arizona pitched the idea of the two being able to coexist in the back court, with Williams playing off of the ball and Quinerly handling many of the point guard responsibilities. Quinerly could be the most talented prospect Miller has signed yet. He is certainly capable of helping get the Wildcats over the Final Four hump that has eluded them since Miller’s arrival in Tucson.

While Quinerly, a long time Hoop Group Alum, has been regarded as one of the best lead guards in the ’18 class, his play during the spring/summer Under Armour circuit for SportsU/Team IZOD  helped continue to boost his stock. Jahvon is a quick and athletic guard that can get to the rim at will. He also is able to keep defenses honest with his jumper, as evidence by shooting nearly 45% from 3 during the AAU season. Quinerly is seemingly in control at all times, which will be huge for an Arizona program that could be looking at a large roster turnover after the ’17-’18 college season. There was a lot of talk in the Spring and Summer of Quinerly teaming up in college with AAU teammate Nazi Reid. Attention will be turned to Reid now to see if he will commit to Miller and the Wildcats as well.

With his college decision out of the way before the start of his senior year, Quinerly can focus on trying to bring home a Tournament of Champions title to Hudson Catholic with top 100 teammates Louis King and Luther Muhammad. Quinerly will be a fan favorite from Day One in Tucson, and will keep the Wildcats atop the conference standings as the Jelly Fam movement extends its foot print to the “Conference of Champions.”

BOYLE’S BEST – Standout Performers From Point Guard Weekend

BOYLE’S BEST

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Hoop Group Skills Camp welcomed National Championship-winning and High School Coach of the Year Kevin Boyle of Montverde High School. Coach Boyle worked with campers over the weekend, teaching them what it takes to be a top-level point guard. In what was a great experience for all involved, we saw some campers shine this weekend. Here are our top 10 from this weekend:

Standout Performers from PG Weekend

Jalen Rucker | Baltimore | 2019

Rucker, Jaylen

Unselfish play on both ends of the floor helped this rising eighth grader standout this weekend. Displaying excellent court vision and strong on-the-ball defense earned Rucker a spot on this list and the Most Improved Player Award in the high school division as a rising 8th grader

 

Melquan Kirton | East Stroudsburg North (PA) | 2015

Kirtoa, Melquan

Was a vocal leader who exhibited a tremendous work-ethic all through camp. His defensive play and his ability to aggressive drive the lane helped Kirota turn heads this past weekend.

 

Andre Jackson |East Stroudsburg South (PA) | 2015

Jackson, Andre

Another Pocono-area product who made the most of his time at camp, Jackson was dangerous when attacking the rim and kept defenders on their toes with a knack for knocking down the pull-up jumper. His high motor on the court also allowed him to finish strong in the transition game.

 

Kobe Gantz  | McCaskey (PA) High School | 2016

Gantz, Kobe

A great all-around athlete, Gantz controlled the pace of his team’s games and was always able to find the open man. While his passing was top notch, he was also able to stretch the floor with the wide-range of his jump shot.

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LeDetrius Sibley | Lancaster (PA) | 2015

Sibley, LaDetrius

A very good rebounder for a guard, his size and strength make him a talent at the point position. He was not afraid to go to the rim and was the driving force who pushed his team in the transition game.  Congratulations to LeDetrius for capturing the NBA Most Valuable Player Award.

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Trey English | Baltimore | 2021

English, Trey

One of the top sixth graders at camp, English was very coachable and was able to see the floor well for a player his age. He also showed great discipline with his shot selection.

 

Knasir “Doug” McDaniel | Silver Hill (MD) | 2021

McDaniel, Doug

The ultra-competitive McDaniel seemed to score at will as he easily broke down defenses and split double-teams. His aggressive style of play and his confidence of what he can do on the court clearly give him a high ceiling at this stage. Not many were surprised that he walked away with the MVP.

 

Jackson Blaufeld | Pittsburgh | 2019

Blaufield, Jackson

Was tough to stop in the open court and the way he pushed the ball in transition and grabbed rebounds on both the offensive and defensive end help to make him a dangerous player.

 

Kameran Rodriquez | Manhattan (NY) | 2022

Rodriguez, Kameran

The youngest player on the list, he rarely made the wrong play with or without the ball earning him the Floor General Award. Great at penetrating the lane and finishing, he also possessed the most important feature of a point guard, the ability to make his teammates better. With the way he carried himself on and off the court, he has the makings of a complete point player.

 

Bryce Lindsay | Baltimore (MD) | 2021

Lindsay, Bryce

His aggressive style of play allows Lindsay to consistently find the open gaps to the rim, and he is strong at finishing when he gets there. His ball-handling skills make him a tough player to defend and his team-first attitude is clearly a strong attribute.

Honorablele Mention: Lafayette Williams , Daryl Barbour, Zach Rocco, Beau Everett, Ian Di Pierto, Dwayne Williams, Jaden Johnson, Chris Winborne, Hasson Massenberg, Doug Niblock, 

 Kameran Rodgrizguez – FLOOR GENERAL ACC

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London Johnson – MOST IMPROVED PLAYER ACC

ACC MIP-London Johnson

Doug McDaniel – MOST VALUABLE PLAYER ACC

ACC MVP- Knasir(Doug) McDaniel

Jalen Rucker- MOST IMPROVED PLAYER NBA

NBA FG-Jalen Rucker

Tyree Dwyer – MOST IMPROVED PLAYER NBA

NBA MIP-Tyree Dwyer

LeDetrius Sibley -MOST VALUABLE PLAYER NBA

NBA MVP-LaDetrius Sibley

One highlight that we took away from camp this weekend was the large amount of youth among the campers. We love seeing younger players get out there in the summertime and work on their game. If that player is you, you may be interested in our Jr. Elite weekend in the Poconos. Get yourself ready for next season!

With weekend one of Kevin Boyle PG camp officially done with, we would like to send a special thank you out to all who was involved. This weekend would not have been made possible without Coach Boyle and campers who were willing and eager to get better. Coach Boyle will be back in the Poconos July 11-13 for his second week of camp. We hope to see you there!

Kevin Boyle Point Guard Weekend July 12-14

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This past weekend in the Pocono’s, 2013 National High School Coach of the Year Kevin Boyle held his second Point Guard weekend of the summer with the Hoop Group. Coach Boyle led Montverde Academy to ESPN and USA Today High School National Championship. We had campers from across the United States and World (Canada, France, Ireland, and Greece – just to name a few!) come to learn how to master the point guard position. Coach Boyle does a phenomenal job of breaking down the point guard position in both physical and mental aspects, in order to become a better floor general. Some highlights of his teaching this past weekend include: breaking down the pick and roll to 7 options and when/how to use each of those, ball-handling and skill-development workouts, knowing the time and score at all times, developing a “feel” for the game and what is best for the team, controlling tempo for a team, and how to become a better leader on and off the floor.

After watching Coach Boyle on the courts with our campers, it is easy to see why he has developed some of the best guards in recent years, including 2011 #1 draft pick Kyrie Irving and 2012 #2 pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. He is extremely knowledgeable about the point guard position and uses the same workouts with the campers as he does with his own players. Coach emphasizes developing individual strengths on the court and then using these strengths to mold your game around to become a successful team player.

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The Hoop Group would like to extend a special thanks to Coach Boyle and Coach Thomas for making the trip from Montverde Academy for the weekend, our weekend staff which did a great job working on the court and in the cabins with the campers, and finally, the parents of the campers for making this weekend possible!

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