We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Quentin Houston of Legion Collegiate.
We’ve seen Houston various times, including in our breakdown of the Carolina Riptide 2023 roster, where we stated, “Houston is easily among the top offensive weapons on this roster. He’s a microwave in terms of providing instant offense with deep range. Houston is incredibly active and energetic, utilizing his length and quickness effectively on the defensive end. His love for the game is contagious, and he’s willing to play any role for this group. He can guard multiple positions. Houston is also a useful defender in the half-court or press situations. He displays deep range, a quick release, and the ability to handles the ball. Houston is a very coachable player.” We also wrote about him at our recent Summer Grind, stating, “In both showings on the day, Houston stepped up and regularly burdened the scoring load as the primary offensive option. He’s a wiry, quick-twitch guard with a quality midrange pull-up and the ability to find opportunities in transition or in the half court. Houston embraces his identity well and provides instant offense whenever needed.”
It’s easy to see the value in having someone like Houston on your team, given the instant offense he provides. He’s a wiry, quick guard prospect with an active presence and the ability to consistently apply scoring pressure. Houston handles the ball well and can effectively run the team, but often finds opportunities alongside another primary ball-handler. He can spot-up, move without the ball, or attack downhill and finish or access his quality midrange pull-up. Additionally, Houston displays solid instincts as a defender and shows a willingness to make hustle plays as needed. In many ways, he serves as a reliable catalyst for the Riptide and should offer a useful scoring punch for Legion Collegiate throughout his upcoming junior season.