Each and every year, there are new names that come onto the high school scene and this year doesn’t look any different. But Phenom Hoops wants to get a leg up on a few of them, which includes 2021 wing Quincy Ademokoya.
Ademokoya is a 6’6 prospect that comes from Atlanta, Georgia and will be playing at Lincoln Academy in North Carolina.
He played for the Georgia Stars 16u this summer on the Nike EYBL Circuit after a season at Dacula high school in Georgia, where he averaged 15.3 points per game. Now, he will be taking his talents to the state of North Carolina.
So, what does he bring to the table? What does he want to show the state of NC and how has his recruitment gone so far? He answers all those questions and more.
PHR: What are you excited about coming and playing in North Carolina? What all do you know about Lincoln Academy and your team this coming season?
Ademokoya: “I’m excited about playing with some of the dudes on my team. Maddison Peaster, Bryce McGowens, Tyler Bailey, and Elijah Wood are some of the guys I’m looking forward to playing against in practice and of course, playing alongside them in the game and winning. North Carolina is arguably known as the Hoop State, so I know the competition in NC is one of the best in the country, so I’m ready to see where I stack up against some of the best players in the state. Everyone is gaining attention from colleges on our team, so we’re looking forward to having a busy September with coaches coming into some of the guys on the team and hopefully, all of us can reel in some offers; keep building up our brotherhood and bond with one another.”
PHR: What is your background, basketball-wise? Where did you play and what was it like in Georgia?
Ademokoya: “I’m originally from Illinois but I moved down to Georgia when I was 15. This summer, I played for the Georgia Stars 16u on the Nike EYBL Circuit. We made Peach Jam but injuries caught up to us, so we didn’t get to perform well at Peach Jam but it was still a great experience playing at that stage. I used to go to Dacula high school in Lawrenceville, Georgia, but I decided to head to Winston-Salem to take my game to the next level, working out and lifting two or three times a day and really put on muscle and improve my ball handling.”
PHR: How would you best describe your game on the court?
Ademokoya: “I’m a 6’6 wing developing into a 2-guard with some more improvement on my ball handling. I can shoot the ball at a high clip and can put it on the floor when pressured. I post up smaller guards when I have a mismatch and can defend 1-4. I rebound the ball well and can play above the rim.”
PHR: How has your recruitment been going so far?
Ademokoya: “(I have) offers from Saint Louis, DePaul, Ohio University, and Kennesaw State so far. (I have interest from) Georgia, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Georgetown, Georgia State, Texas, Illinois, Xavier, Marquette, Hofstra, Florida Gulf Coast, Tennessee State, and Winthrop.”
PHR: Lastly, what do you think your team, Lincoln Academy, can accomplish this upcoming season?
Ademokoya: “… I’m glad I made the decision to come up here and be a part of something really special. We have a really good collection of guards that are all unselfish and can all put up 25+ point performances if they were looking to do so. With the coaching of Coach Larry Davis and the assistant coaches to back him up, this team can win 20+ games and can put ourselves in a really good position to play in some big-time events. As much as we practice and workout, if we don’t do something special, it will be shocking. We work really hard and we are looking to play against big-time teams so we prove that we belong with those ‘5-star, 4-star’ prospects.”