At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and underrated, and today’s edition will highlight Quinton Scheuermann of United Faith Christian Academy.
We’ve gotten quite familiar with Scheuermann over the last summer, including when we stated, “That excerpt from two weeks ago really only begins to scratch the surface of Scheuermann and his overall appeal at the next level. At 6-foot-10 with IQ, size, and fluidity, it should be pretty easy to envision various scholarship-level opportunities arising over the next twelve months. Scheuermann is a very steady, reliable presence on both ends of the floor and understands how to impact the game without ever needing to be a focal point. He’s a quality defender and rebounder with useful length and athleticism. Scheuermann just isn’t going to make many negative plays. His conservative play style fits perfectly with this Royals group, as it allows him to play a pretty quiet, fundamental game and naturally end up in double-double territory. Right now, the big man should certainly have more going on within his recruitment and will eventually emerge as a priority for various programs.”
The current roster for United Faith has as much cohesion as any group they’ve had over the last five years, and acceptance of individual roles is a major part of that. Well, insert 6-foot-10 Scheuermann and his willingness to embrace his role, and the appeal should be fairly obvious. He’s a long, wiry post prospect that understands how to place consistent emphasis on rebounding, protecting the rim, and scoring within the flow of the action. Scheuermann moves well for his size, runs the floor hard in transition, and can expand his production as needed. His nightly averages of 6.1 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.1 SPG, and 1.5 BPG are even more impressive upon realizing the amount of talent on this roster. College coaches would be wise to pursue someone who might not be available in other circumstances in Scheuermann.