Quincy Acy as an NBA Prospect
In a crowded Baylor frontcourt featuring two potential lottery picks in sophomore Perry Jones and freshman Quincy Miller, it's the senior Quincy Acy that is most commonly overlooked.
From a college perspective, he is a coach's dream: a high-energy, tough-nosed offensive and defensive player, a fiery leader, yet one that is willing to wear many different hats on this talented Bears team.
From an NBA perspective, his future is cloudy- he is certainly undersized at 6'6", 6'7" with his future role as a full-time power forward.
But Acy has taken his game to a different level each of his four seasons in Waco. During his freshman and sophomore seasons, Acy missed fewer than 100 field-goal attempts, making 68.2 percent of all attempts. While the number is shockingly high, he also rarely let the ball go further than five feet from the rim. Now, he shows off a perimeter game, steady out to 15-feet and still developing as Acy continues to put in the work. He made his first 3-point attempt this season, totaling three more on the year than his previous three seasons combined. Acy is still attacking the rim with reckless abandon when he is in the paint, making his perimeter game that much more important in his development as a pro.
Some teams project the 6'7" forward as a future small forward. I don't see it. He will likely never development the range or ball-handling to move there full-time, but given the right system, this super-long and athletic forward can certainly make his mark. His measurements at the NBA Combine may be as important as any other prospect hoping to get drafted so we can check back in May on Acy.
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