Quentin Pryor(I Am Just A Relentless Player That Wants To Win)
Quentin Pryor is a 28 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward from Eupora, Mississippi That recently completed his first season for Wels in Austria playing 31 games: 14.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.7apg, Steals-4(1.9spg), FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 72.7%. He started his college basketball career at Jackson State, before finishing at Morehead State from 2005-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3Pts: 36.8%, FT: 71.7%. In 2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with FC Schalke 04 playing 29 games and averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1(2.5spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 75.2%. He played for Phoenix Hagen from 2008-2011 and in the 2008-2009 season, he played 30 games averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2. In 2009-2010 he played 33 games: 8.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 72.9%. In 2010-2011, he played 33 games averaging 11,3ppg, 3,5rpg, 2,2apg and 1,5spg. He spoke to German Hoops about basketball.
Hi Q where are you at the moment and how have you been spending your summer?
Hello Miles. I am currently in New Albany, In right across the bridge from Louisville, KY. My summer has just been basketball, basketball, basketball. Working out and working camps.
It is still August and you still are without a basketball team. How frustrating is it still kicking around at home whereas other players are already heading to Europe to their teams?
Yes I am still home waiting. It’s very frustrating to me because I’ve never had to wait this long. But I have to keep my faith and continue working because something will come up and I will be ready.
You had a pretty solid season in Austria averaging 14.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.7apg, Steals-4(1.9spg), FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 72.7%. You were a eurobasket second team player, named to the all defensive team and an allstar. Can you figure out why your still jobless. Have you just gotten the wrong offers?
I don’t understand but I can’t stress myself over it. I’ve had 2 offers but they were not good situations for me.
You are 29 and in the best basketball age. What is your current biggest strength on the court that would help any team?
I’m actually still 28 now. I think my biggest strength is my versatility. I can all the guard positions and defend them all.
Sometimes its not wrong heading back to a former team. Why doesn´t Phoenix Hagen have interest in you? You could spark the team vocally, on defense and offense?
I think that they wanted to take their team in a different direction and me as player wanted to go another way. I had a good time there and good memories.
The Fraport Skyliners still have many open holes in their roster. Are the Skyliners a team that you would like to play for and why?
I would love to play for the Skyliners. They are one of the better teams in the BBL and always in the playoff hunt. That is what I like because I’m all about winning and competing. They also have a loyal fan base that is completely behind the team.
If you could describe your play in one sentence that would be appetizing teams, how would you do it?
I’m just a relentless player that wants to win.
How does a typical summer workout day look like for Quentin Pryor?
I go to University of Louisville and workout with my former teammate Andre McGee. I lift for 60 minutes then get in skill work for another 90 minutes. Depending on the day I either attend open gym there or go to Indiana University Southeast. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I hit track for my conditioning and agility drills.
Michael Jordan recently retired and will coach at Colgate. What will always be your sweetest memory of the point guard?
I would have to say when he made the shot to beat Giessen. It was a big game for us and one we had to have and he came through for us.
Who would win a game in their prime, the 1992 Dream team or 2012 USA basketball team?
That is a must see. Its tough but I have to go with the 92 team. I think that they would be too big inside to match up with. They also were focused on the defensive end.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
I watched the movie Safehouse with Denzel Washington.
Thanks Q for the chat.