Former five-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly was a DNP last night in Villanova’s shocking home loss to Furman. Many were asking during the game, where the heck is Quinerly? How on earth and why is a former five-star recruit getting a DNP in his fourth college game?
Many could defend Jay Wright for not playing Quinerly.
In Villanova’s three games prior to the Furman matchup, Quinerly in 17 minutes averaged 3.3PPG and shot 25% from the field. He’d take around 5-6 shots in those three games. In those three games, senior guard Phil Booth has averaged 17.3PPG and is shooting 41% from the field.
In the three games, Quinerly has 8 turnovers and a +/- of -10. When Quinerly is on the floor it seems as if opposing guards have the advantage on both ends, he’s struggling on offense and on the defensive end hasn’t been good either.
The Michigan game could also have to do with the benching of Quinerly. In just 8 minutes of play, he went 2-6 from the field and added a turnover. In addition, within those 8 minutes of action Quinerly had 3 (!) personal fouls.
Many could go against Jay Wright’s decision.
This loss to Furman without Quinerly could show that he isn’t the problem.
You can also make the case that Quinerly is a freshman and it’s only four games into the season. His problem seems to be he’s continuously turning the ball over. Against Quinnipiac, he had multiple turnovers and it was the same against Morgan State.
I think Quinerly will be able to work with Jay Wright who has made the case for being one of the best coaches in college basketball. With a player of Quinerly’s caliber, former five-star recruit, McDonald’s All-American, and more, there’s no way Wright will not help him develop into the player they want him to be.
Look for Quinerly too see the floor against Canisius next Thursday. The Golden Griffin’s are coming off a 9-point loss at home to Albany.