Rising interest for Weatherspoon

Among those players who entered the travel season without immense pedigree, Quinndary Weatherspoon has been a revelation.

Fitting into the same backcourt as Malik Newman can be difficult, given the top-five player's dominance, but Quinndary Weatherspoon has discovered a way to make it work.

While Newman pours in huge scoring game after huge scoring game, Weatherspoon also has been outstanding this year for the Jackson Tigers in the EYBL. Weatherspoon is averaging 16 points per game, including an outstanding four-game run last weekend that featured outings of 11, 16, 18 and 22 points.

He's among the quickest and more agile guards in the country, using a sharp first step and ability to change direction to score on the move or draw fouls. He's shooting 83 percent from the foul line, so he makes it count when he earns a trip to the stripe.

Weatherspoon also passes the ball impressively and makes good dishes off pick and roll. He isn't a point guard but possesses the quickness to potentially guard some opposing floor generals at the college level. He does need to improve his jump shot — he hits only 25 percent from deep — but as a slasher he's a high-major all the way.

And playing with Newman, he understands what priorities loom large.

"I'm just trying to fine tune out there and get these 'dubs,'" Weatherspoon said.

Accordingly, quite a few schools have entered his recruitment.

"I just got contacted by Georgia, and there's Auburn, Ole Miss, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Middle Tennessee (State)," Weatherspoon said.

He claims offers from the Bulldogs, Demon Deacons and Blue Raiders.

Weatherspoon plans to tour one of his favorites' campuses unofficially next month.

"I'm making an unofficial to Mississippi State on June 17 to 18," he said.

He added that plans to narrow his list at the end of summer.


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