It's been a sensational spring and summer for Quentin Snider.
The Ballard High School point guard and University of Louisville commitment capped it off on Sunday with a stellar showing to help the Louisville Magic win the 16-year-old division of the adidas Super 64 event in Las Vegas.
Snider was named co-MVP of the event along with teammate D'Angelo Russell after scoring 23 points in the title game.
"(Snider's) performance he put on in the spring and carried over into the summer shows his maturity and how much work he has put into this point," Magic coach Ellis Myles, a former U of L player said. "He's an elite point guard."
Snider, who was a first-team All-State performer as a sophomore at Ballard, told Cardinal Authority the win was a "good way to cap off a good summer."
"It was pretty cool to end the summer that way and for me and D to get MVPs," Snider said. "We played well (on Sunday) and just wanted to get the win."
Snider is one of the most improved guards in the Class of 2014, already moving up to the No. 25 prospect in the class by Scout.com. He was ranked as the No. 6 point guard in the class in the latest Scout rankings.
Myles said Snider is "night and day" from where he was after the Super 64 last year. He received an offer from U of L not long after the event and gave a verbal commitment in early August.
"He's had such a great spring and summer," Myles said. "He's come a long way."
The 6-foot-1 Snider had 17 points in the semifinals as the Magic eliminated the Eric Gordon All-Stars. He averaged just under 18 points a game for the summer.
"I think I have gotten much better since last year," Snider said. "With every game, I think I got better and improved every time I was on the floor trying to help my team win. I just feel stronger and feel like I am a lot better than I was last year."
But the work is not over for Snider.
He'll keep working out and honing his skills, while also beginning working with a trainer to "try and keep getting stronger and working on my hops."
"I want to start finishing above the rim and start dunking," he said. "I am happy where I am, but I want to put in more work so I can get even better."It was the second huge tournament victory for the Magic on the adidas circuit this summer. The Magic also won the adidas Invitational two weeks ago in Indianapolis.