Rumors circulated today that Quincy Douby, a 6-3,170-pound combo guard from Grady High School in Brooklyn, committed to St. John's. But Douby, still under a letter of intent with Hofstra, has not, according to two people close to him.
RivalsHoops.com contacted Grady head coach Jack Ringel and also spoke with Quincy's dad. Both said Quincy had not made a commitment. "Right now Quincy can't do anything," Ringel said. "Hofstra did not release him from the letter. So until he attends prep school, he can't talk to anybody."
Douby has decided to attend St. Thomas More in Montville, Connecticut next season for his prep year. Douby, who will not graduate on time, had previously signed a letter of intent with Hofstra in the fall. Douby expressed a desire to improve his game and academic standing during his prep year, as well as his high major aspirations.
Quincy has been playing with the Riverside Church AAU program his spring and we expect him to suit up for the Church this summer, along with another spring addition to the program, fellow Brooklynite Gary Ervin.
During his recruiting process last September, Douby had a top three of Seton Hall, Villanova and Hofstra. Douby had knocked his list down to five colleges, with George Mason and Rutgers rounding out his list. Four of the five schools had offered scholarships with the lone exception being Rutgers.
Douby has great range on his jumper. But he will need to strengthen his frame and work his man better off the dribble to be a complete player.
Sources tell us that St. John's and Maryland were two of the schools Douby was most interested in after he decided to not honor his letter of intent.