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Monday / August 20.
  • Quenton DeCosey Picks Temple

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    Quenton DeCosey, a 6-5, 185-pound small forward from St. Joe’s in Metuchen, has committed to Temple.

    “I chose Temple University mainly because of the coaching staff and the atmosphere and the distance,” DeCosey told SNY.tv. “It’s only an hour-and-a-half away.”

    DeCosey also had offers from Penn State, West Virginia and Virginia Tech.

    “I’ll be a one through three. They basically play a four-out, one-in,” he said. So just a lot of screens and curls. I can be bringing up the ball on one play and on the wing in the next play.”

    What does he bring to the table? According to DeCosey’s head coach at St. Joe’s, Dave Turco, a lot.

    “[Quenton] has tremendous upside. He just turned 17 on August 8,” Turco said. “He’s a flat-out scorer. He scored over 600 points last season. He can attack the rim, knock down the mid-range ‘J’ or stroke the three. His length and athleticism is what many college coaches were shocked by in person.”

    Turco tends to think he’ll fit in just well with the direction Temple’s taking their program.

    “I think he will have great success at Temple, and they have a great coach with very good assistants,” he said. “They are building a $43-million dollar practice facility that will certainly help them land more talented players like Q.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.