Quincy Douby, a lanky 6-3, 172 pound sharpshooter from Grady H.S. in Brooklyn, N.Y., has a top three of Seton Hall, Villanova and Hofstra this fall.
Douby has knocked his list down to five colleges, with George Mason and Rutgers rounding out his list. Four of the five schools have offered scholarships with the lone exception being Rutgers.
Many of the schools on Douby's list have visited Grady to meet with him and his coach Jack Ringel. Seton Hall, Hofstra and George Mason have also made presentations in his home, while Villanova is slated to come in on Sunday, Sept. 23.
Douby will play this weekend with the Student Athlete Broncos at the Charlie Weber Tournament prior to his in-home with Villanova.
Since he has yet to take the SAT or ACT, Douby can't take any official visits until late October at the earliest. However, with most of the schools on his list close to home, he has already had a chance to see many of the campuses.
Seton Hall and Hofstra would plan to play Douby as a freshman, while Villanova had told Quincy it would prefer to red-shirt him next year.
"I am looking for a school where I feel comfortable," Douby said. "I feel comfortable with all of them right now, but I want to see where I could do well academically and get the right support. I want to go somewhere where I will graduate get a diploma."
Villanova has already secured a commitment from a top guard in the Class of 2002 in St. Ray's star Allan Ray. However, that commitment seems to have little impact on Douby's respect for Jay Wright's Wildcat program.
"I am really cool with Jay Wright," Douby said. "He likes me a lot and said that he wants to coach me in college. If I come there, he wants to redshirt me, so I would still have four years to play. They said that I could use that year to get bigger and practice with the team and be ready the following year. It's one of the best things a school has told me and I feel comfortable with that."
Seton Hall has also made Douby a priority.
"They want me to come to their school right away after my senior year, because they think I could help them a lot with their shooting," Douby said. "They did not say I would start, but they said I would get a lot of playing time off the bench, and that sounded good too."
As for Hofstra, they have made Brooklyn a recruiting priority zone, securing several players from PSAL powers Robeson and Grady in recent years.
"I think Coach Pecora is going to do a great job over there," Douby said. "He's a little like Jay Wright. He has been an assistant coach there for a while, so he learned a lot from him. I think it's going to be the same, he'll be attracting a lot of good players."