Five-star F Jayden Quaintance commits to Arizona State

League: NCAA Basketball

Posted on: 29 Apr, 2024 at 04:47 PM

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Five-star recruit Jayden Quaintance, a consensus top-15 recruit in the Class of 2024, has committed to Arizona State, ESPN reported Monday.

The big man decommitted from Kentucky earlier this month after John Calipari left to coach Arkansas.

Quaintance is rated the No. 8 overall recruit in the Class of 2024 by the 247Sports composite rankings.

Extremely young for his grade, Quaintance is only 16 and cannot enter the NBA draft until 2026 at the earliest. He reclassified from the 2025 cycle to 2024 and is spending his last year of high school basketball at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C.

The physically imposing Quaintance, 6-feet-10 with a power element in his game, played for Team USA's 16-and-under squad and is the son of former Kent State player Hamin Quaintance.

--Field Level Media