At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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 Andrew Turnquist of Huntington Prep Expressions.

We’ve been able to see Turnquist multiple times this season, recently stating, Following the last viewing prior to the season, it’s clear that Turnquist has maintained the momentum he previously showcased. He’s a strong, mobile, highly skilled big man with a sturdy frame. Between his lethal shooting, creation skills, and presence around the basket, his offensive ability to be featured in several different ways. Turnquist has the makings of a guy who’d find success at a variety of different Division I programs.” Additionally, our Patrick O’Brien said, “Turnquist is a new name for us at Phenom Hoops, but he certainly grabbed our attention at the event and should be a target for schools. There is a lot to like about his game, with his blend of size, perimeter play, impact inside, and his overall skillset. Time after time, he showed that he not only could hurt you in the paint and on the boards, but he was more than comfortable in stretching the court, facing up, and knocking mid-range and threes down. He is a versatile offensive weapon on the court, especially with his ability to space the floor.”

While countless college programs have made it clear that they are seeking out older, more experienced players, someone like Turnquist is able to offer the best of both worlds. Not only does he have the additional reps and minutes, but he’s got a full four years of eligibility—whereas the vast majority of transfers/portal options do not. In terms of his on-court identity, Turnquist is a highly skilled forward with feel, mobility, and a strong frame. He’s an exceptional shooting threat with deep range and the ability to cause matchup problems for opponents at his size. Turnquist is an effective post-up option, midrange threat, and creator off the dribble. He finishes well around the basket, rebounds and pushes the break, and utilizes his body well defensively. There are a lot of scholarship-level programs where the versatile forward would be an immediate-impact player.