Posted On: 02/2/20 3:00 PM

Mt. Vernon junior Quani Rudd is a 6’6” small forward that is one of the better Illinois wing prospects in the 2021 class.  He brings size, athleticism, and improving skill to the table.  The Mt. Vernon wing glides to the hoop and makes it look effortless at times.  Excellent attacking off the bounce from the mid-range with a couple quick dribbles for scores at the cup.  Can post up smaller defenders for high/low conversions.  Jump shot continues to look better each time we see him showing consistent mechanics and a clean stroke.  Solid wing rebounder and defends multiple spots from the two through four.  He spoke with PHI about where he has seen the most growth this season. 

“Confidence with the ball and shooting.  Last year I wouldn’t shoot and was scared to handle, but now I am doing alright.”

We definitely noticed a huge jump in his ball handling crispness over the last year.

“Jackson Creel and Dylan Hawkins work out with me our two guards.  They help me do my ball handling so I can get quicker and that helped me quicker with it.”

What has it been like to be the #1 option for his team

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