Chris Quinn

Chris Quinn profile
RCSI: 75 (2002)
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
Position: PG
High School: Dublin Coffman High School (Ohio)
Hometown: Dublin, OH
College: Notre Dame
Current Team: Valencia
Win - Loss: 8 - 4


NBA Scouting Reports: Filling in the Blanks- the Point Guards

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Oct 09, 2009, 09:46 pm
Overview: Steady, but unspectacular back-up point guard who sees minutes due to his ability to play low-mistake basketball. Posseses average size and questionable athleticism for an NBA point guard. Lacks great physical tools, but proves to be a very heady, fundamentally sound player, with a microscopic turnover rate. Plays like a veteran, and has since the middle of his rookie year. Very capable outside shooter who doubles as an efficient distributor. Lacks ideal defensive tools. Developed into quite a player during his time at Notre Dame. Really showed off his point guard skills as a senior. Picture perfect shooting mechanics have always been an asset for him. Didn’t wow anyone with what he brought to the table and ultimately went undrafted. Found himself in a perfect situation in Miami. Saw minutes as a rookie and was a key backup in his second year pro. Fits the third point guard mold perfectly with his smart play.

Offense: A consistent playmaker who is smart with the ball, can hit the three, but lacks the versatility and athleticism to be a high level offensive player, particularly inside the arc. Gets about a quarter of his touches as the ball handler in pick and roll situations and roughly forty-percent of his touches in spot-up situations. Very capable jump shooter with excellent form, nice elevation, and great range. Shoots nearly half of his shots from beyond the arc. Doesn’t force too many contested jumpers, and doesn’t change his form at all when he does. Capable of hitting shots moving in either direction coming off of screens. Great catch and shoot threat who isn’t too bad off the dribble either. Doesn’t create enough separation to do much damage around the basket or with his pull up game. Limited by his size, strength, and leaping ability. Won’t go one-on-one unless he knows he’s not at a disadvantage. Improving his floater. An extremely capable point guard who has improved subtly since entering the League. Had a tendency to hold the ball for too long before giving it up in half court sets, but is considerably more decisive now. Has played with the poise of a much older player since his rookie year. Won’t make the tough pass very often, but will almost always make a smart one. Not a flashy ball handler, or one who will dribble himself into trouble. Plays the point guard spot in a low-risk, low reward manner that makes him a nice fit for teams with firepower at other positions. Catch and shoot ability is a nice bonus, since it compensates for what he lacks as a shot-creator.

Defense: Smart defender who whose lack of lateral quickness and size makes him a liability at times. Gets beaten off the dribble frequently, putting pressure on his teammates to help him. Doesn’t get in a great stance, but will give himself a cushion if he knows he’s at a disadvantage. Not going to tip many passes with his length, but will come up with an occasional loose ball due to his ability to anticipate. Shows more effort when his man catches the ball in the midrange, but lacks the length to effectively contest shots and the recovery speed to prevent his man from getting an open lane by running off of screens. Rebounds the ball at a decent rate for a player his size, but doesn’t do any one thing well enough defensively to compensate for the penetration he concedes.

Portsmouth Invitational Tournament: Recap

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
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Joseph Treutlein
Eric Weiss
Eric Weiss
Apr 11, 2006, 01:47 am
Quinn had a very solid tournament performance, re-affirming everything we knew about him from this season. He consistently hit from behind the arc with his picture perfect outside stroke, also mixing it up with some mid-range jumpers and floaters in the lane. His game management skills are extremely impressive, and he has the passing and court vision to go along with it. Defensively, he is solid but unspectacular, fighting through screens and staying in front of his man. Quinn doesn’t have much to improve on, but he could stand to improve his perimeter defense and maybe add some more strength. His excellent outside shooting to go along with his point guard skills should make him a solid backup point guard in the NBA.

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Landry Fields
Landry Fields
Jan 31, 2006, 03:51 am
A player many never expected to ever be mentioned in the same sentence as the NBA draft, Chris Quinn is quietly putting up one of the most efficient senior seasons in the country at a position he barely played in his first three years in college. Stuck in the shadow of enigmatic point guard Chris Thomas for most of his career up until now, Quinn has taken the reigns of his Fighting Irish team and has done a spectacular job of running his team efficiently while still finding a way to score points himself.

This past week saw his team lose two more games in heartbreaking fashion (by a combined 5 points) against Georgetown and Villanova, but Quinn is the last player that should be taking the blame for that. Underachieving Coach Mike Brey has never found a way to win close games consistently in his Notre Dame career and might be in his last year with the team as well, but his point guard has done everything humanly possible to try and stop that trend. Quinn can make a whole highlight reel of clutch shots and huge plays he has made down the stretch for his team this year, and the games this past week were no exception to that rule.

Quinn is a 6-2 point with average quickness who finds ways to be effective against all logic. His 6.8 assists per game is good for 2nd in the Big East this year while his outstanding 2.61 assist to turnover ratio is best in the league by far and is probably tops as far as draft prospect point guards go as well. He plays 39.4 of a possible 40 minutes per game on average for his team and finds a way to pull down over 4 rebounds per game despite his skinny frame. Quinn’s decision making with the ball in his hands has been nothing less than superb this year, being patient and extremely unselfish, showing outstanding court vision and always finding the open man, often in spectacular fashion.

His best skill as far as the NBA is concerned is his outside shot, hitting over 43% of his 3-pointers this year while attempting over 5 ½ shots a game playing a new position on the court. Quinn is more than just a shooter and terrific passer, though, he also finds ways to get into the lane and either score from inside the arc or get to the free throw line, averaging 17.6 points per game. His athleticism probably won’t knock anyone’s socks off, but he uses it well to get where he needs to be on the court and make plays for his team. There is a place in the NBA for a point guard like Chris Quinn to come off the bench, run a team effectively and knock down outside shots. At just 10-8 and sitting at the bottom of the Big East his team’s chances of making the NCAA tournament are slim to none, but look for Quinn to get an invite to Portsmouth and try to prove his worth to NBA executives in April.

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