Introducing Quinten Rollins

Quinten Rollins, a 6'1", 175 pound point guard, has begun to make some noise with his play over the past year. As a result, some of the top mid-major programs in the Midwest have taken notice, including schools from the MAC.

Quinten Rollins, a 6'1", 175 pound point guard, has begun to make some noise with his play over the past year. As a result, some of the top mid-major programs in the Midwest have taken notice, including schools from the MAC.

So far in this early part of the season, Rollins has led Wilmington High School (located between Cincinnati and Columbus) to a perfect 6-0 record. Through the first four games, Rollins was averaging 14.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists per game, and 2.8 steals per game. He is shooting 54.2%, 33.3% from behind the arc, and was yet to miss a free throw.

Rollins has "high expectations" for Wilmington this year. Rollins told RedHawk Insider, "We want to go deep into the tournament. With Jordan Berlin (also a Division I potential recruit), we have a lot of good players. Don't underestimate Wilmington."

Rollins played very well at the Miami RedHawk Elite Camp last June and was one of the few 2010 players who got to compete with the 2009 campers against the current RedHawk squad.

As only a sophomore, Quinten Rollins was named Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division player of the year and earned Ohio Southwest District first-team honors.

In the classroom, Quinten is an honor roll student with a 3.1 GPA. He plans to take the ACT in February. He is interested in majoring in business or sports management in college.

Last summer, Rollins played AAU ball with Mike Price's Shining Stars team out of Cincinnati. He will return to the Shining Stars this summer.

Rollins uses his strength (bench 235, squat 300) and quickness to get to the bucket. He also has strong ballhandling skills.

Rollins admits his weakest area is his shooting touch. Rollins said, "I am not a real consistent shooter. I play point guard. I am like Ty Lawson from North Carolina. He is not a real good shooter but is strong and makes his teammates better."

Rollins is not just a basketball player. He is also an iron man football player playing both running back and cornerback. He is being recruiting by Cincinnati to play for the Bearcats. Although Rollins intends to play football again his senior year next fall, in college he will dedicate himself solely to basketball. Rollins believes football helps him on the basketball court, making him tougher.

A self described "calm," "simple," and "not complicated" person, Rollins has been receiving some college inquiries. Rollins stated the schools recruiting him are "Davidson, Miami, Wright State, Ball State, Western Carolina, Western Michigan, and Penn State." He does not have any offers at this point.

Rollins particularly likes Miami. He explained, "The coaches are always following me; always at my games and want me to come up there. Miami has really good coaches. I like Coach Pedon and Coach Henderson."

Rollins has already unofficially visited Wright State the day of the Raiders home opener versus Illinois State and Miami during the RedHawk Elite Camp.

Rollins said the following about Wright State: "It was pretty nice. It wasn't what I expected it to be. They did not play well that night vs. Illinois State. They showed me the facilities. It was pretty small but nice."

As for the Miami Elite Camp visit, Rollins said, "I like the weight room (at the Walter Gross Center). The players would talk to you like (Miami senior guard) Kenny Hayes. At Wright State, the players did not talk to you. I just liked the atmosphere. The game plan (simulation) and stuff by Coach Pedon was really nice."

Not having offers, Quinten Rollins will not be deciding on a school anytime soon. When Rollins does decide, it will be at a place where he feels most comfortable, not necessarily the place closest to home. Rollins said, "I want to see where I fit in and can help the team more."

RedHawk Insider will follow the season and recruitment of Quinten Rollins.


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