Many times in sports, team success leads to individual success and that’s been the case with Quincy McGriff.
McGriff is a 6-foot-6 point guard for Salt Lake Community College, who recently made it all the way to the NJCAA D1 Championship Game. The success of the Bruins this season and in the playoffs has led to players on that team getting attention and scholarship offers from D-1 programs.
McGriff’s recruitment has taken off in the last couple of weeks and today, he received his latest offer from Keith Dambrot and the Duquesne Dukes. With the offer, McGriff became the third player (Keba Keita and Drake Allen) from Utah this season to receive an offer from the Dukes.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with McGriff following the news he received from Duquesne, and he couldn’t be happier with the offer and his last couple months in general.
“My last month of recruitment has been crazy,” McGriff told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “At the beginning of the season, my recruitment was going slow and after we started winning a lot, I started to play a lot better, and my recruitment has really picked up and my phone has been blowing up. This is all just a very surreal feeling because I’m starting to see all of my hard work is starting to pay off.”
It’s no secret as to why Duquesne and other programs are interested in McGriff as he’s a 6-foot-6 point guard that brings versatility and the ability to provide offense from anywhere on the court.
“I’m a bigger guard,” he continued. “I’m a 6’6″ guard that can play the point, can also play shooting guard and small forward. I can bring a team versatility plus I consider myself a good shooter. Whatever team I end up at, I believe that I’m going to bring them the ability of scoring, at will. I can shoot, I can catch and shoot off the dribble, I’m a three-level scorer, along with the ability to be a playmaker for my team.”
Quincy McGriff 6’6 PG Salt Lake CC averages 14 PPG, 4 APG, & 3 RPG for the number 1 JUCO team in the country – shooting 40% from 3 & 86% from FT. They’re currently 31-1. McGriff will have 3 years of eligibility after this year. Elite ball skills & feel with size! @quincy_mcgriff pic.twitter.com/xC53PsANXj
— Julius V. (@JuliusVElite0) March 1, 2022
Not only did Dambrot decide to extend an offer, but he also made sure to do so in person. McGriff told PSN that after watching him play in person at some recent tournament games, Dambrot traveled out to Salt Lake, Utah and offered him in person over lunch.
“Him coming out to offer me in person means a lot because they prioritized me and took the time to travel out here just to see me,” said McGriff. “That shows a lot of effort, show they care and really want to recruit me. At first, Coach told me that they were looking for a bigger guard to that play the 1-2 and 3 positions. He also said that I’m a guy that can come right in and have an immediate impact with them.”
McGriff now holds offers from Duquesne, Florida International, Cleveland State, Portland, Texas A&M, Cal Poly, Iona, Northern Illinois, UTSA, Drexel, Stony Brook and Hampton. So with those options on the table, will he be making a decision in the near future?
“I do want to be a bit proactive and check out the teams that have offered and are interested but at the same time, I want to wait and see what all my options are,” he said. “I for sure don’t want to rush into anything but I’ll wait a couple of weeks and then start taking some official visits. I for sure know that Duquesne is a place that I will visit and we plan on setting that up as soon as a I get back from LA.”