Quinndary
Weatherspoon
Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 207 lbs
School/Club: Mississippi State
Status: Senior
Birthday: 09/10/1996

About Quinndary Weatherspoon

Quinndary Weatherspoon is a productive scoring guard with a nice combination of length, strength, and athleticism. Widely regarded as a top-100 prospect in the high school class of 2015 out of Velma Jackson High School, Weatherspoon emerged as an instant contributor at Mississippi State as a true freshman averaging 11.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Showing improvement in each of his four seasons at the college level, the Canton, Mississippi native scored 18.5 points per game as a senior to earn All-SEC 1st Team honors and guide the Bulldogs to an NCAA Tournament berth.

  • Possesses decent size for a guard measured at 6’4.25 in shoes with a solid 6’9 wingspan and a strong 207-pound frame at the NBA Combine. Fluid athlete with good body control and nice explosiveness on the move.

  • Tough, aggressive offensive player who made shots at a strong rate from all-three level playing a smart, simple style. Led the Bulldogs in scoring each of the last three seasons. Proved to be a highly opportunistic finisher adept at attacking gaps for straight-line drives to the rim and filling lanes in transition. Spaced the floor effectively as well displaying some versatility scoring efficiently playing both on and off the ball as a senior.

Defensive Analysis

  • Competitive defender whose length, strength, and anticipation are a plus when he’s dialed in.  Steady defender on and off the ball who will scrap for loose balls and rebounds.  Not overwhelmingly quick for a guard, but makes an effort to be physical.

  • Allowed 0.714 points per Isolation possession[60th percentile] and 0.800 points per Post Up possession[53rd percentile] showing the ability to guard some forwards one-on-one.

Career Highlights

  • One of 10 finalists for the 2018-19 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.
  • 2018-19 All-SEC First Team selection and Second Team in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
  • Third player in Mississippi State history to reach 2,000 points, joining Jeff Malone and Bailey Howell.
  • Named to the 2019 Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in three games. 

Senior (2018-19)

  • Finished second in the SEC in scoring (18.5 ppg).
  • All-SEC First Team selection by both the media and coaches, along with USBWA All-District First Team.
  • First MSU player to earn NABC All-District honors since Dee Bost in 2011-12.
  • Scored a career-high 31 points against Georgia (Feb. 20).
  • Was the SEC's career scorer leader among active players in 2018-19. 

Strengths

  • Multifaceted guard with a great feel for the game.
  • Reliable shooter who takes good shots.
  • Makes smart plays off the bounce.
  • Active defender with quick hands. 

Personal

  • Played alongside brother Nick, a Sophomore guard, at Mississippi State.
  • Would be a teacher if not pursuing a basketball career.
  • Favorite movie is Friday and favorite TV show is Martin. 

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