A commitment seemingly months in the making is finally a reality: five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley will be a Kentucky Wildcat.

Quickley — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Bel Air, Md. — announced his commitment to UK on Friday night, becoming the Cats’ first pledge for the recruiting class of 2018.

It was hardly a surprise.

Quickley, who became the first point guard in the 2018 class to land a UK scholarship offer more than a year ago, has long praised John Calipari and the Wildcats’ program, and he played on the UK coach’s USA Basketball U19 team over the summer.

It was around that time that Quickley publicly declared Kentucky as his top school.

Kansas and Miami were also finalists — home-state Maryland was cut a few weeks ago — but it became clear that no school was going to catch UK, and Quickley decided to end his recruitment after taking his official visit to Lexington this past weekend.