Curtis Stinson, a 6-2, junior point guard from the Winchendon School in Winchendon, Mass., has enjoyed a terrific season for the Green Wave.
Stinson poured in 23 points and dished out several assists in Winchendon's impressive 88-60 victory over Maine Central Institute on Saturday night in the title game of the New Hampton School Invitational.
What impressed us so much about Stinson's performance is how economical he is with the basketball. He makes quick decisions with the basketball and has a knack for finding open teammates, whether they're underneath the basket or rolling off a pick.
"Curtis knows what he can do well and what he can't do well, and he doesn't do anything more," Byrnes said. "All he cares about is his team winning. He does not care if he scores or rebounds, as long as our team is winning."
Stinson first came to the attention of the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com playing with Gary DeCesare's New York Raven program the past few summers. He was invited to the adidas ABCD Camp last July, and showed at that event that he could be a solid floor general at the Division I level.
At Winchendon, he is the leader of a solid and unselfish group of guards that includes Louisville bound Francisco Garcia, Clyde Wade and Manhattan signee Kenny Minor.
Stinson came to Winchendon after spending the past few years at Bronx Regional H.S. in New York City. However, his experience at Bronx Regional ill equipped him to fulfill NCAA Division I eligibility requirements.
"Because he's a junior and because of his situation academically, a lot of people are really not banging down the door with him," Byrnes said. "Fred Hill at Villanova liked him, but no one is really actively recruiting him right now."
"But the biggest thing right now is what he is doing in the classroom," Byrnes continued. "Right now he has three Bs and two Cs, plus he has to get three cores in summer school, five next year and work on the test. He is showing at our school that he has the intelligence to do it."
Stinson will once again suit up for Gary Decesare's Ravens this spring and summer, so we'll keep you posted on his progress on and off the court in the coming months, so stay tuned!