Grady High School sniper Quincy Douby has been
logging some extra court time of late to prepare for
the rigors of college basketball.
"After my team practices, I work out individually
three times a week," said Douby. "I work on dribbling,
shooting, and conditioning."
The lithe Douby, who possesses one of the most fluid
shooting strokes in the Northeast, will head to
Hempstead in the fall after choosing the Pride over
Villanova and Seton Hall. Douby cited the Hofstra
coaching staff, including head coach Tom Pecora, who
was on hand for Grady's tussle with Robeson Monday
night, as the overriding factor in his decision.
"The coaching staff is real cool," said Douby.
"They're really down to earth. They also look after
you after your four years of college, help you get a
job and things like that."
A banged-up Douby, hampered by a sprained right
wrist and a strained right quadricep, still managed to
collect 23 points in Grady's 76-64 loss to Robeson,
connecting on three three-points and a couple of
baseline pull-ups. Defensively, the 6'3'' 175 lber
wasn't as active as he would have liked to be because
of his injuries, but still turned in a gritty
performance, picking up a couple of steals and doing a
serviceable job overall.
At the offensive end, the
combination of Robeson's physical defensive approach
and their rotating of different defenders on Douby,
coupled with Douby's ailments, left him with fewer
good looks than usual. Despite the injuries, however,
Douby managed to spring free for a late three and
pull-up to keep Grady afloat. Ultimately, however,
Douby's efforts were overshadowed by a balanced
Robeson scoring attack.