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Posted On: 12/13/17 5:00 AM
There’s a budding star in Indianola, and 6-foot point guard Quinn Vesey has landed firmly on our radar after dropping 42 points in a game last Tuesday against Ankeny.
The junior guard is averaging 18.3 points through three games this season, and we recently caught up with the rising star to discuss his game, his role with the Indians and what it is that has taken him to the next level.
“I think my role is to assist and get the game flowing, and then step up my scoring when I need to,” said Vesey.
“I think I’m good with my court-vision, and I can handle the ball and shoot it pretty well, too. I need to work on my turnovers most, just taking care of the ball a little bit better.”
He played with All-Iowa Attack this past spring and summer, and plans to do the same this next offseason for his 17U campaign. He credits his time with them for a big part of his improvement.
“I think my offseason is what elevated my game. I don’t think there was a day that went by when I wasn’t out there shooting or getting better at something. And All-Iowa Attack definitely helped me, because that’s where I played in the offseason,” said Vesey.
Now, he’s in the midst of a breakout junior season. After averaging 8.2 points per game as a sophomore, he’s up around 20 per game this season.
He laid out some goals for his team that he says is on the verge of being pretty good.
“We kind of have these words, and one of our words is ‘yet,’ because we’re not there yet, but it’s definitely going to come. It just means we’re right there, and once we get over that bridge and put everything together, we’re going to be fine,” said Vesey.
“My role is different because last year I was just trying to go figure things out, and this season I need to be the guy that people can depend on. Consistency is my role.”
He added: “And one of my goals this year is to win a substate game, I want to make it to state, and just take it one possession at a time.”