The 6-foot-1, 175 pound guard from Hackensack, NJ., heads into his redshirt-sophomore season at the Capstone. Eager for the opportunity to suit up again, Quinerly last played in an organized game on March 3rd, 2019. Alabama Head Coach Nate Oats has continued to praise the Villanova transfer since joining the Tide last summer, as the talented PG is expected to have the keys to the offense next season. Crimson Crossover analyst Hunter Cruse caught up with Quinerly to discuss the new court design inside Coleman, Alabama’s 2020 offseason, and more:
What are your overall thoughts on the new group of guys being brought in? "I’m very excited to get to work with the newcomers, from the footage I’ve seen they are extremely talented & I'm looking forward to playing with and against them." What do you think about the new court-design inside Coleman? "I really like the creativity. Our fan base was very involved last season and helped us steal some games at home so I’m excited to see Coleman at full capacity whenever this virus blows over."
Your brother [Jaden] is joining you at Alabama, what’s it like having him on campus? "He just got here a couple days ago. I’m happy he’s able to shadow me for these next coming weeks and we can work on our games together. It’s a great feeling having your little brother on the team and we’re able to push each other."
As you guys begin on-campus workouts again, what’s the process been like – only individual work or have you been able to do 5v5 and other group-based drills? "Right now, it’s been a lot of individual work. A lot of shooting, lifting and just sharpening up footwork and ball handling."
The NBA season resumes soon, what’s your Finals prediction? "This a good one. I’m going with Bron and the Lakers. I feel he’s going to win this one for Kobe!"
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