The true story behind Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley’s incredible floater, per John Calipari
Immanuel Quickley has quickly wowed fans of the New York Knicks with his floater, but he’s been converting floaters at a high clip since college. John Calipari, who coached Quickley at Kentucky, revealed the true story behind Quickley’s ability to hit floaters with ease.
“The one thing we demand these guys have is that floater,” Calipari said, via The New York Post’s Marc Berman. “You have to have that floater, that runner. It was hard for him but he mastered it. Was he a consistent shooter here? No, absolutely not, especially freshman year. But he worked. It was hard.”
Immanuel Quickley has recently gotten increased minutes for the Knicks, giving the team some much-needed offensive firepower off the bench. The rookie point guard is currently recording 12.6 points and 2.8 assists per game while averaging 19.7 minutes in his first 18 appearances.
While Quickley is still developing his outside shot, he has seemingly mastered hitting floaters in the mid-range area. When Quickley was at Kentucky, Capilari shared that he pushed the young guard to work tirelessly on his weaknesses.
“I tell the kids all the time: If you want to build your own self-confidence, what is the hardest thing to do?. Whatever that is, do it over and over. Don’t do what’s easy for you.”
Even though the Knicks don’t have a winning record or a star-studded roster, they’ve had some signs of life due to a few young players on the roster. As long as Quickley continues to improve his game outside of his floaters, there’s a chance that New York has found their next starting point guard.