Immanuel Quickley: Relationships, Family, And Net Worth

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Immanuel Quickley is an American basketball player who plays for New York Knicks. Often, he is highlighted in the media for his enticing gameplay as a point guard.

The Maryland-born was the first-round pick of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2020 NBA draft before the Knicks acquired his draft right.

Even though he is yet to get a consistent call in the regular rotation, the NBA star never compromises to display an impactful game whenever he gets a chance.

In the 2022-23 season, Quickley, in his third NBA season with the Knicks, scored his career-high 36 points in late 2022, though they lost to the Spurs.

Immanuel Quickley For New York Knicks
Immanuel Quickley For New York Knicks (Source: Instagram)

No, denying the strong ethics instilled by his parents (a pastor father & a former basketball player mother) paved his path to success.

After the second year of his four-year rookie contract signed in 2020, Immanuel exercised team options.

Already on an option deal in the 2022-23 season, he signed another option for the 2023-24 season in October 2022. And following that season (in 2024), he will become a restricted free agent.

This article will explore Immanuel Quickley’s early life, education, family, relationship, and more. Let’s get through the details by starting with some quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Immanuel Jaylen Quickley
Known As Immanuel Quickley
Birthdate June 17, 1999
Age 24 Years Old
Birthplace Havre de Grace, Maryland
Father’s Name Marcellous Quickley
Mother’s Name Nitrease Quickley
Siblings Two Sisters (Shiloah And Paris)
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Marital Status Single
Height 6 ft 3 in / 1.90 m / 190 cm
Weight 190 lb / 86 kg
Profession Professional Basketball Player
  • High School: The John Carroll School 
  • College: Kentucky (2018-2020)
NBA Draft Oklahoma City Thunder: 2020/ Round: 1/ Pick: 25th Overall
Awards And Achievements
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2021)
  • SEC Player of the Year- Coaches (2020)
  • First-team All-SEC (2020)
  • McDonald’s All-American (2018)
Playing Career 2020- Present
Position Shooting Guard / Point Guard
Jersey Number 5
Base Salary (2022-23 Season) $2.31 Million
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Card
Last Update February 2024

Early Life & Family

Immanuel Quickley was born to Marcella and Nitrease Quickley (nee Hamilton) on June 17, 1999, in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

He dreamt of becoming an eye doctor or an NBA player while growing up, he shared this story in fifth grade.

Immanuel Quickley With His Mother Nitrease During His Childhood
Immanuel Quickley With His Mother Nitrease During His Childhood (Source: Andscape)

The development of Quickley as a player has been greatly influenced by his mother, Marcella, a former basketball player who mentored Quickley when he was young.

Quickley started playing basketball when he was a young child, and by the time he entered middle school, he was already regarded as one of the top prospects in his area.

More On Parents!

Immanuel is raised in a Christian household and often talks about how his family’s support rowed him to the NBA dream.

His decision to focus solely on basketball didn’t go well initially.

Quickley’s father, Marcellous, was concerned that his son would not put his love for God before his passion for basketball.

But after impressive high school basketball games in which he showed faith in God, Marcellous was convinced that his son could be an elite Christian and a basketball player.

Immanuel With His Father Marcellous And Mother Nitrease
Immanuel With His Father Marcellous And Mother Nitrease (Source: Andscape)

Quickley’s mother, Nitrease, is a former basketball player who played for Harford Community College & then transferred to Morgan State University.

Immanuel got training from his mother on how to shoot free throws, bend his knees, and follow through.

As reported, Nitrease had an accuracy of 72% on her junior free throws, which rose to 80% as a senior in 1996–1997.

She serves as the assistant principal at Bel Air High School in Maryland, where she worked as an English teacher for 22 years.

Gifted Cars To Mother & Grandma

The nods & heavy support to Immanuel’s basketball journey were from his parents, his aunt Demetria Caldwell, his grandmother Ellen Hamilton, and his grandfather Marion Hamilton.

Immanuel Quickley With His Family Members
Immanuel Quickley With His Family Members (Source: Instagram)

On Mother’s Day in 2021, Quickley gifted his mother, Nitrease, and grandmother Ellen with brand-new Range Rovers.

He has also discussed the significance of his faith in his life, saying that he relies on his family and faith during challenging times.

Collegiate Basketball At Kentucky

Immanuel Quickley completed high school at The John Caroll School, becoming a two-time state champion. As a senior, he averaged 20.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, & 6.7 assists per game.

He also played in the U-19 national team, representing the United States in the FIBA U-19 World Championships in 2017, & won a Bronze medal.

Over offers from many colleges, Quickely committed to join the University of Kentucky to play under legendary coach John Calipari, who has coached players like Anthony Davis, John Wall, & De’Aaron Fox.

As a freshman (2018-19), Immanuel averaged 5.2 points, 1.8 rebounds & 1.2 assists. Then, in 2019-20, his sophomore stats hiked to 16.1 points, 4.2 rebounds & 1.9 assists per game.

Quickley declared for the NBA draft in 2020, forgoing his college eligibility.

NBA Career

Immanuel Quickley was drafted in the 2020 NBA draft as the 25th overall pick by Oklahoma City Thunder on November 18.

Two days later, he was traded to New York Knicks as a part of three-team trade for Leandro Bolmaro.

He signed his rookie contract with the Knicks a week later. Quickley made his NBA debut on December 23, 2020, in a 107-121 loss against Indiana Pacers. 

Immanuel Quickley Signing Autograph For A Fan
Immanuel Quickley Signing Autograph For A Fan (Source: Instagram)

It was an unfortunate debut for him as he suffered an injury and had to exit the game in the second quarter.

He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Quickley registered his first triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds on April 3, 2022, in a 118-88 win against Orlando Magic.

Third NBA Season

In the 2022-23 season, Immanuel scored his career-high 40 points against a 137-115 victory over the Houston Rockets on March 27, 2023.

Moreover, earlier in the same season, he made two 30+ points; he scored 36 points vs the Spurs on December 29, 2012, and 38 points vs the Celtics on March 5, 2023.

How Did Immanuel’s Basketball Journey Start?

Nitrease was initially against her son playing basketball, despite being a former college basketball player herself. 

However, her sister Caldwell, who coached a team of five and six-year-olds, convinced Nitrease to let her son play as there were not enough players.

Immanuel, who was only four years old then, had accompanied them, and Caldwell gave him a shirt and encouraged him to shoot the ball. That day Immanuel made almost every shot.

He hit his first buzzer-beater when he was ten, and that’s how Quickley’s basketball journey began.

Relationship Status Of Immanuel Quickley

Immanuel Quickley as a private individual, has not publicly revealed any details regarding his relationships or dating history.

It is likely that he’s single right now or that he’s in a secret relationship that he prefers to keep confidential.

He has kept his marriage/dating life private, leaving many people with unanswered questions.

Quickley is seen to keep his personal life out of the public eye and focus on his basketball career.

Net Worth And Contracts

Immanuel Quickley holds an estimated net worth between $1-$5 million as of 2024.

Quickley had agreed on a partnership with leading gaming headset and accessory brand Turtle Beach on June 2021.

He often posts on social media promoting Turtle Beach headsets.

Immanuel Quickley signed a four-year $10.8 million rookie contract with New York Knicks with an annual average salary of $2.7 million on November 28, 2020.

On October 18, 2021, NYK exercised a $2.32 million option for 2022-23 and a $4.17 million option for 2023-24 on October 26, 2022.

Quickley is now eligible for a rookie extension, which is worth $195 million for five years, with a $33.63 million annual salary.

If he is not offered an extension, he will be a restricted free agent (RFA) after the 2023-24 season, and the Knicks can meet his qualifying offer of $6.12 million.

Interesting Facts

  • The New York Knicks’ point guard can play the saxophone and drums.
  • Immanuel’s mother, Nitrease, used to throw ice-cold water on his face to get Immanuel out of bed in the morning for training.
  • Immanuel’s mother, aunt, and grandmother have traveled to the Bahamas, Spain, Italy, and Egypt to watch him play.

Popularity Graph

Immanuel Jaylen Quickley is a professional basketball player for the NYK of the NBA, he has played against many prominent teams to date.

Immanuel Quickley Popularity Graph
Immanuel Quickley Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The popularity graph shows the wavelength from the last twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does Immanuel Quickley make?

Quickley earns an annual $2.3 million making him the 10th best-paid player of the New York Knicks for the 2022-23 season.

Who are Quickley’s agents?

His agents are Raymond Brothers and Sam Permut.

What is Quickley’s wingspan?

Quickley’s wingspan is 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 m).

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