Posted On: 05/22/18 11:16 AM
Neal Quinn, a class of 2019 post prospect out of Northern Highlands Regional High School, was a standout with the NJ Beasts at Southern Jam Fest last weekend. At 6-foot-11, he is fundamentally sound with good hands, a high motor, and a nice feel for the game. Quinn won’t turn 17 until the end of this month, and it appears that his best basketball is ahead of him.
“I play a little bit like a mix of Kevin Mchale mainly because of my post moves, basketball iq, and craftiness,” Quinn said of his overall game. “My game has improved in all aspects, but mainly my athleticism. I’m currently working on foot speed, lifting, and explosiveness. The most underrated part of my game is probably my jumper or my help defense.”
Quinn has been working diligently with Bob Hurley, the legendary head coach of the now-closed St. Anthony High School, and Kyle Linares. He credits both for helping him get to where he is today. Right now, Quinn is unknown in most recruiting circles, but don’t be surprised to see that change soon. With a 3.8 GPA, and a 1300 SAT score, high academic D1’s would be wise to begin recruiting him.
“I’m mainly hearing from a bunch of high academic D3’s. I’m looking for more D1’s,” Quinn said of his current recruitment. Lafayette and American are the only two division one schools who he has heard from so far. “Coaches say they like my hands, footwork in the post, and touch around the rim.”
What can he bring to a college program?
“I can bring spacing, post scoring, play smart and good defense.”
— Hoop Group (@TheHoopGroup) May 22, 2018