The FBI’s investigation into college basketball has now caused collateral damage in Tucson.
Jahvon Quinerly, a 5-star prospect in the class of 2018, has retracted his verbal commitment to Arizona, with an announcement made via his Twitter account on Thursday night.
Thank you! pic.twitter.com/PsKlU9IhUl
— Jahvon Quinerly (@RealJahvonQ) October 20, 2017
Though he and his family hadn’t been contacted by the FBI, Quinerly’s family hired a lawyer in the wake of the FBI’s investigation into college basketball and alleged bribery, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported on Oct. 7. Quinerly was recruited by Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson, who was one of four coaches arrested by the FBI as a result of the investigation.
The FBI documents allege a $15,000 bribe to a “Player-5,” who verbally committed to attending” Arizona “on or about August 9, 2017,” according to Borzello’s report. Quinerly committed to Arizona on Aug. 8.