BTI's Rants and Ramblings: What Immanuel Quickley Just Did
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BTI's Rants and Ramblings: What Immanuel Quickley Just Did

Article written by:Bryan the InternBryan the Intern
Despite the fact that he didn't play his best game on Saturday and fouled out, Immanuel Quickley just finished one of the more impressive 2.5 month stretches in recent UK history.  The sophomore guard completed something that only 2 other Calipari players have been able to accomplish.  He scored in double figures in every conference game.  Anthony Davis, John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, MKG, Terrence Jones, Karl Towns, Malik Monk, Tyler Ulis, Kevin Knox, PJ Washington.  None of those guys were able to do it.  Some got very close but only 2 have done it: Brandon Knight (2011, 16 games) 17.2 ppg 90-208 fg (43.2%) 36-87 3pfg (41.3%) UK Record: 10-6 Jamal Murray (2016, 18 games) 22.4 ppg 137-286 fg (47.9%) 67-151 3pfg (44.3%) UK record: 13-5 And here is what Quickley did during his 18-game SEC season: Immanuel Quickley (2020, 18 games) 19.6 ppg 99-241 fg (41.0%) 48-100 3pfg (48.0%) A higher scoring average than Brandon Knight.  A better shooting percentage from three than both Knight and Murray.  While what Jamal Murray did during that SEC play was fantastic, he also was getting a much higher shot volume than Quickley, taking 51 more three pointers than Quickley over the same amount of games.  If Quick had gotten up that many threes during conference play and made them at the same percentage he did (48%) he would have scored 73 more points, increasing his overall scoring average to 23.6 ppg, which would have been the highest of any of the three guys. I'm not sure if Quickley's 2020 campaign will ever get the attention it deserves.  I don't think Murray's has either.  But it truly is one of the best stretches of play in UK history, certainly under Calipari.  He has carried this team in many ways.  And I hope that continues into March and April.  If it does, I think he could cement himself as a Jeff Sheppard or Allen Edwards like legend in this program's history.

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