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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 3:13 pm  |  26 responses

Quincy Miller: Diary No. 1

Call him Young Truth, or call him Q. Just know he might be the best in the 2011 Class.

Following in the footsteps of guys like LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tyreke Evans and Harrison Barnes, high-scoring forward Quincy Miller of Westchester (NC) Country Day is SLAM’s ’10-11 Basketball Diary keeper. Check him out in the new issue of SLAM, on his personal Twitter feed, and of course, right here at SLAMonline.com. For the next 12 months, this spot is his. Do your thing, Q…

July 15, 2010

Wassup? I’m out in Las Vegas right now, working out a little bit — they got some pros out right here now, so it’s a great opportunity. Then we got the adidas Super 64 out here next week, so I’ll be running with my D-One Sports crew. I’m looking forward to it.

The summer’s been good so far. We were out in Indy last week for the adidas Invitational, which was alright. We actually went 1-3, but it was a good challenge for me. I was getting double-teamed a lot, so I had to do other things instead of scoring — I had to rebound, pass, play defense, block shots, everything [Q still got some highlights, though—Ed.]. It was frustrating at times offensively, but it was fun seeing what I could do. I’m not the type of kid to let it bother me, anyway.

Before that, I was out in San Antonio with USA Basketball for the FIBA Americas U18 championships. That was one of the greatest experienced I’ve ever had. To have a group of 12 players, every one of them going Division 1, most of them one-and-done supposedly — it was just great competing with them every day, twice a day in practice. Plus getting coached by Coach Capel from Oklahoma, Coach Hewitt from Georgia Tech, and Coach Witherspoon from Buffalo, it felt just like a college atmosphere. It was intense — we always had to go hard.

I was impressed with a lot of my guys out there. Patric Young was the hardest worker, I can’t even lie. I think Austin Rivers was the best pure scorer, and of course Kyrie Irving is the best point guard I’ve ever played with. Oh, and I gotta mention Vander Blue, he played the best defense out of all of us.

For me personally, I feel like I played great. I was the second-leading scorer and leading rebounder, plus I hit the game-winner for us to win the gold medal against Brazil. My last shot before that was an airball, but then I hit a three from the corner to win it. That was my career highlight, by far. This was my first experience with USA Basketball, and I definitely want to come back. My mentality going in was just to get better and see what that college atmosphere is like, and that’s what I did.

Oh, and college? Yeah, I know you’re wondering. I probably got about 10 schools right now, and honestly, it’s still wide open. All my schools are even. I don’t really even have a time table. I’m having a little fun with it, though — sometimes I tweet about the different schools I’m looking at, just to keep people guessing. And you know there’s always that behind-the-scene thing with different guys trying to talk each other into going to the same school. But like I said, it’s wide open. Stay tuned.

What else? I gotta shout out my mom, Aniesha Scott, all my family, and everybody at D-One Sports, Quality Education and Westchester — especially my man Deuce Bello. Oh, and shout out to Kevin Durant, the best player in the League right now! Alright, that’s it for now. They got my diary in the magazine, too, with a little more information about me, so make sure you check that out too. I got a lot going on the rest of this summer, so check back and I’ll let you know how it goes.

Quincy Miller

Photo by Matthew Salacuse.

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Yes sir! Big thanks to Q and Ryan…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    Yeah, I think we got a good one this year — not least because his USA Basketball bio lists his favorite site as slamonline.

  • nastierthanu

    Why wouldn’t his fav site be slamonline. Great articles old skool ballers gettin burn. Casey jacobsen droppin knowledge. Duke being butt. What else do u want

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Lawyue

    Awesome, can’t wait for more.

  • Hubert

    Q just said slamonline is his fave site to get you guys to make him diary-keeper. What do you think? I kid, of course.

  • funkdoc

    I actually thought I was gonna read something about Master P. But, yeah, the PERCY Miller. My bad. And to think that this could’ve been interesting…

  • funkdoc

    that’s*

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Come to Kentucky Quincy, getcha a championship before you hit the NBA.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    Why do people think Quincy would want to go to Kentucky? I’m just asking.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    I hope your being sarcastic Ryan. Lol. Why would he want to join the Cards? Just asking..

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    I really was just asking. I don’t have a stake in this one.
    But seriously: Why Kentucky over, say, schools that have won a national championship in the past decade?

  • lupe

    Heard he is already being pimped out by Brian Clifton. He’ll be at UK, because he’ll be ineligible to go anywhere legit.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    I guess because Kentucky still has the tradition, and now has by far the best recruiter in the country in Cal. If they don’t land Quincy, they will get another high quality prospect. Good selection for the diary though.

  • big baller

    i rather it be austin rivers

  • lupe

    @ THE PROMISE – NOPE, any tradition Kentucky had went DIRECTLY OUT OF THE WINDOW when they sold their souls in hiring ol’ Johnny Cheapskate. Not nearly the best recruiter in the country either, what he does is far from recruiting. It is a good selection for the diary though, so I guess 1 out of 3 isn’t too bad. Oh wait, yeah that is pretty bad…..I Promise.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Lupe, and just who is your team? Obviously you are envious of Kentucky or you would not attack me in this manner. When the championships start piling up, we will see who has the tradition. Hiring Cal sure didn’t hurt the tradition, it only enriched it. I smell fear coming from the haters. Hate on.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    @Big Baller: Who knows, Kentucky may get em’ both.

  • http://insidetheville.com rick james

    C’mon to Kentucky. Louisville, Kentucky that is. Bring ya boy Bello too! I’m sure you wanna play in a real city in the baddest F-ing arena in college ball!

  • Scottie

    Villanova is the best

    nuff said

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    @rick james: Baddest arena, wow. What about the team? They gonna get smacked again next year, don’t matter what arena they play in. Yall are busy building an arena, we are busy taking your recruits(see Marquis Teague). Hope you’re happy with having a larger arena instead of having a better team. Peace.

  • Asad

    COME TO DUKE

  • Catina Phillips

    Quincy you look extremely happy! I remember that jacked up wrist of your! May God continue to bless you & yours! Keep reppin mom & Nogo! Cause we proud of you!

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  • http://www.chunginstitute.org Diables_Bleu

    It’s good you smiling and enjoying the journey Quincy. Come and represent and suit up for the Duke Blue Devils Q! It’ll be a reunion with your USA basketball Gold Medal team and you could take your game to new heights.
    Glad to hear you got the SLAMonline spot. If you want continuous coverage, publicity, and haters yelling because they can’t deny how good you are, play for Duke and watch your twitter feed go crazy with True Blue fans and haters who just like controversy.

    Think about it: Austin Rivers, Michael Gbinije, Seth Curry, Tyler Adams, Quincy Miller, Kyrie Irving, Andre Dawkins and Marshall Plumlee.

  • Adam

    Hell his twitter page should already be busting the seams because he is a great basketball player and is going to get better and I’m going to tell you now Quincy and deuce are going to louisville and Quinn cook is going to duke even though I would rather cut Tyler Adams and get both deuce and Quincy they the real deal and this is nothing bad about Quinn because he good to.

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