MILFORD, Del. -- Quincy Douby put up 19 points on Saturday night in St. Thomas More's easier than expected 69-43 victory over Hargrave Military Academy here at the War on the Shore.
But it pales in comparison with the number that the 6-3 sharpshooter from Brooklyn, N.Y., posted on Friday when he got back his Nov. 2 SAT results.
According to St. Thomas More Head Coach Jere Quinn, Douby received a 940 on the SAT. Assuming he takes care of his business in the classroom at STM, he should have little problem sailing through the NCAA Clearinghouse next spring.
"I don't even know how to explain it," Douby said of his emotions on learning of his 940 test result. "It was just great."
"When I took the test, I felt real confident, and the teachers at St. Thomas More taught me a lot and really prepped me, got me ready for the test," Douby said. "So when I took it, it was kind of easy, and I was expecting a good score, and when I got it, I was really excited."
With his test score under his belt, Douby will now turn his attention toward wrapping up his recruitment this fall. Back in September, he orally committed to the Scarlet Knight program, but it won't become official until he sumbits his national letter of intent to the Big East school.
This past Thursday, Quinn told Rivalshoops.com that Douby had signed all the necessary paperwork. There is a week long grace period for Douby to sumbit the LOI, as long as it is dated and notarized before the end of the signing period, which concluded on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
"At first, I wanted to sign in the spring so that I could focus on school, because I wasn't used to the academic discipline and strictness that I have faced at St. Thomas More," Douby admitted. "I wanted to adapt to that before I made my decision, as well as take my classes to prepare for the SAT."
"Once I found out that I had passed, I was ready to make my decision," Douby said. "I am going to go on the visit to check out the place a little more, get to know the players and coaches and make my decision from there."
And from the looks of it, there's an excellent chance that Douby will hand over his paperwork to the Rutgers staff after his official trip to the Big East school, which will start on Monday, Nov. 25.
"It's a slam dunk," Douby said. "I don't think there's anything that could keep me from signing with Rutgers, because Coach [Gary] Waters is a really good guy, and I feel that's the place for me."
When the decision comes down the pike, you can count on Rivalshoops.com to keep you informed.