“He really likes Coach Marshall and Coach Oats,” McKinzie’s head coach Clayton Hall, told SNY.tv. “They also followed him everywhere this summer. He really enjoyed his visit and was impressed with the campus and the team. He and his mom were also very impressed with the academic side of the university.”
Hall says from the basketball side of things, McKinzie will be an important piece for Buffalo, and will be a difference maker.
“As far as skill set, he is an unbelievable athlete,” Hall said. “He plays way above the rim and is an incredible jumper. He will finish oops and missed shots that will make you scratch your head. He is a rim protector. He will block and alter at least 10 shots a game combined. He will stretch the defense and is quick off the bounce. He shoots it fairly well from deep, but it needs to improve along with his ball handling. I am happy and excited for Quate. Coach Oats got a great player and an even finer young man.”Photo: HCA Athletics