Considered to be one of the top prospects in the 2011 class Clifton thinks his basketball "smarts" are nearly as big an asset as his physical gifts, "His ability to comprehend the game is one of the things that will help make the difference. He is a great student and has good basketball mentality."
According to Clifton, defense is an area Quincy needs to work on, "I don't think defense is in his vocabulary at the moment, but that is quite common with kids his age. He definitely is offensive-minded at the moment and he has developed those skills well.
"Kentucky has done a tremendous job," Clifton said, "Calipari's dribble-drive offense is worth a very good look between Kentucky and Quincy. They'd have to sit down and really take a strong look at to whether that offense is suited to Quincy's skills."
Clifton is quite used to helping his players evaluate whether Calipari's style works well with the style of his players; just last year another pretty good player, John Wall, played for Clifton's AAU team.