Immanuel Quickley: Relationships, Family, And Net Worth

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Immanuel Quickley, an American NBA player, is often in the media with his eye captivating gameplays. A first-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Quickley currently plays point guard for the New York Knicks (2020-now).

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 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 an restricted free agent.

This article will explore more about Immanuel Quickley’s early life, education, family, relationship and more. Let’s get through the details.

Quick Facts

Full Name Immanuel Jaylen Quickley
Known as Immanuel Quickley
Birthdate June 17, 1999
Age 23 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 feet 3 inches/1.90 m/ 190 cm
Weight 190 lbs/ 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- $3 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Signed Card
Last Update March 2023

Early Life & Family

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

Quickley stated in fifth grade that he wanted to play in the NBA or become an eye doctor when he grew up.

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.

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

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!

Raised in a Christian household, Immanuel often talks how his family support rowed him to the NBA dream.

Though, his decision to solely focus 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 to God, Macellous was convinced that his son capable of being 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 as a transfer to Morgan State University.

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

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

Currently, 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 was not only from his parents but also from his aunt Demetria Caldwell, grandmother Ellen Hamilton, and grandfather Marion Hamilton.

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

On the occasion of Mother’s Day 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 both his family and his faith during challenging times.

Collegiate Basketball At Kentucky

Immaunel Quickley completed his high school from The John Caroll School, where he became 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 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, 2020.

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 in the NBA All-Rookie Second Team at the end of the 2020-21 season.

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

In the 2022-23 season, he scored his career-high 36 points in a 115-122 loss against San Antonio Spurs.

How Did Immanuel’s Basketball Journey Start?

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

However, her sister Caldwell, who was coaching a team of five and six-year-olds, convinced Nitrease’s son to play as there were not enough players available.

Immanuel, who was only four years old at the time, 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.

This is 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

Net Worth

Immanuel Quickley holds an estimated net worth between $1-3 million.

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.


On November 28, 2020, 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 October 18, 2021, New York (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 have the option of meeting his qualifying offer of $6.12 million.

Interesting Facts

  • The point guard for the New York Knicks can play both the saxophone and the 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 even Egypt to watch him play.

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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