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Jahvon Quinerly to transfer out of Villanova

DePaul v Villanova

VILLANOVA, PA - JANUARY 02: Jahvon Quinerly #1 of the Villanova Wildcats looks on prior to the game against the DePaul Blue Demons at Finneran Pavilion on January 2, 2019 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Villanova announced on Wednesday morning that former five-star recruit Jahvon Quinerly will be transferring out of the program.

“We had a very candid meeting and Jahvon has decided to transfer to another program,” stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. “We’ll miss Jahvon. He’s been an outstanding teammate and was an integral part of our success last season. We wish him the best as he approaches the next step in his basketball career.”

This was not much of a surprise. Quinerly only play in 25 of 36 games for the Wildcats after being named a 2018 McDonald’s All-American. He averaged just 9.1 minutes in those games, scoring 3.2 points per game, and his style of play just did not fit with what Villanova wanted to do.

Quinerly was originally committed to Arizona coming out of high school, but after he was linked to the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball, he re-opened his recruitment and ended up with Villanova.