Local Cager Interested In Jackets

Forward Quinton Stephens comes from the same Atlanta school that sent legend Matt Harpring to Georgia Tech…The class of 2013 Marist School cager is enjoying a solid year and beginning to attract notice from schools in the ACC and SEC.

The solid junior season has led to five offers for Quinton Stephens. "I have offers from Georgia Tech, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia. and Tennessee."

One of the schools showing a lot of interest in Quinton is Georgia Tech. Stephens has been to see Tech play and is hearing from two of their coaches. "I talked to head coach, (Brian) Gregory and assistant coach, (Chad) Dollar."

Georgia Tech fits with the things Stephens is looking for in choosing a school. Quinton is looking for a degree that goes with a quality education and he wants to be comfortable with campus life. "I like their coaching staff and their engineering program is a huge plus."

Stephens is currently 6'9"-175 and may still be growing. "I've been growing an inch and a half to two inches a year since the sixth grade and I think I'll still grow some more." Quinton's dad is 6'7" and his mom is 5'11".

Quinton's slender build led to his receiving a nickname when he first arrived at Marist. The nickname came from a former NBA great. "When I first got to Marist, they called me "Iceman" after George Gervin, who was also tall and thin. I liked that."

As Stephens is just beginning to pick up offers, he is not ready to name a favorite. He is also not letting georgraphy limit the schools that he'll consider. "It would be nice as part of the process, if I could see the Northwest and West…the furthest West I've been is Louisiana. As far as the North, that's okay, but I don't want to go to far in that direction, because of the cold."

Quinton is looking to make his college decision after this summer's AAU season. He'll again be playing for Coach Jordan and the Atlanta Express. Coach Jordan, his family, and his high school coach will assist Quinton in making his decision. Stephens currently has a 3.0 GPA at the Marist School.

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