Quickley named "Breakout Star" by ESPN

Sophomore led UK in scoring this season
Posted at 5:24 PM, Mar 17, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Immanuel Quickley has picked up another post season mention as ESPN named the Kentucky sophomore guard its "Breakout Star" of the college basketball season.

ESPN said that, “something flipped in late December, and Quickley became not only the go-to-guy for the Wildcats but the best player in the SEC. Along with Nick Richards, Quickley was the spark to Kentucky’s hot stretch in conference play and is the player John Calipari counts on in big moments.”

Quickley led Kentucky in scoring this season with 16 points per game while hitting 62 three pointers for the Wildcats and was 43% behind the arc.

So far these are some of the honors Quickley has won already:

  • ESPN’s Breakout Star of 2019-20
  • CBS Sports Third-Team All-America
  • Bleacher Report Third-Team All-America
  • SEC Player of the Year (Coaches)
  • All-SEC First Team (Associated Press/Coaches)
  • USBWA All-District IV Player of the Year
  • USBWA All-District IV Team
  • Three-time SEC Player of the Week