September 23, 2015 Bowie guard Quinton Drayton had one of the most beneficial offseasons of any Maryland player this spring and summer. The 6-foot-4 junior was still waiting to see any recruitment come his way when we spoke to him in…
September 23, 2015
Bowie guard Quinton Drayton had one of the most beneficial offseasons of any Maryland player this spring and summer.
The 6-foot-4 junior was still waiting to see any recruitment come his way when we spoke to him in April. And now, after a summer playing with DC Thunder, he boasts offers from Towson, Howard and most recently James Madison, which offered while Drayton was on a visit in August.
Many other Division I programs are showing interest.
“I’ve gotten a lot of phone calls from schools too; Rhode Island, Maryland, Temple, George Mason, College of Charleston, Radford, IUPUI, and Miami (FL),” said Drayton.
“Rhode Island has been calling me a lot, and College of Charleston, also George Mason.”
While running with DC Thunder this spring and summer, the talented guard says he was trying to help the team out in any way he could.
“This summer my role was to score, and just to do a little bit of everything really,” he said. “I was playing combo-guard and I thought I had a good offseason. I really worked on my jump-shot, especially the 3.”
The 6-foot-4 guard considers himself primarily a shooting guard right now, and says he could see himself playing both guard positions at the next level.
“I want to be a combo-guard, I want to do a little bit of everything and just help my team out in any way possible,” said Drayton, who is ready to enter his upperclassmen years with the Bulldogs.
“It’s going to be the same as last year, they’re going to need me to score the ball and just lead the team. My goal is just to lead the team and win a state championship.”
April 22, 2015
PHM’s 22nd-ranked 2017, Quinton Drayton is a prospect we expected to have some college interest interest at this juncture of his career, but according to him, his recruitment has remained stagnant.
“I haven't been approached by any college coaches yet, my coach told me there was a couple that had asked, but he didn’t really tell me which ones,” said Drayton, who will once again be playing with DC Thunder this spring and summer.
“I think I can make a big jump this offseason though. There are a lot of coaches at our games and I’m just going to play my best and see how it plays out.”
The 6-foot-4 wing says he averaged 14.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game for Bowie during his sophomore season, and he learned to diversify himself while being thrust into many different roles.
“I had to play most positions, mostly the two through the four, and I think I really excelled at getting to the basket and I really worked at my ball-handling and my 3-point shooting off the dribble,” said Drayton, who primarily plays the two and says he’ll likely play shooting guard at the next level.
With plenty of time left before he needs to worry about a college program, Drayton says his focus for the immediate future will be his leadership and simply focusing on some basketball basics.
“My goal with DC Thunder really is to just make my open shots, rebound and score the ball — mostly though just score the ball for them,” he said.
“And I think my junior year I’ll have to be more of a leader on and off the floor, like more of a role-model, especially since I’ll be an upperclassmen.”