Indian Hills Community College’s Quevyn Winters, who verbally committed to play at Washington, is expected to sign scholarship papers with the Huskies on Wednesday when the spring signing period begins.
Last season with the Warriors, the 6-6 guard was fifth among the Warriors in scoring while averaging 11.9 points. He shot 40.5 percent (138 of 341) from the field, 33.7 percent (60 of 178) on three-pointers and 72.7 percent (56 of 77) on free throws. He averaged 17.7 minutes – fourth highest on the team – 4.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.8 turnovers and 1.2 steals. He started 26 of 33 games.
Winters began his college career at Duquesne in 2012-13 where averaged 9.6 points, 3.9 rebounds in 22.9 minutes. He started eight of 30 games.
Winters will have three years to play two seasons at Washington.
Here’s a transcript from Tuesday’s interview.
(Are you planning a big shindig when you sign or will it be somewhat low key?) “I’m not sure how it goes. I think it’s a tradition here where everybody just comes out and signs. I think there might be some fans, newspapers and stuff like that. But I’m just going to come out and just sign and send it off.”
(Having gone through this before I’m sure you know what this is like, but what do you think you’ll be feeling tomorrow?) “I’m going to be fine. It’s going to be exciting. I’m ready to come in and work. I’m ready to be a Husky.”
(What has it been like from the time that you committed in December to today when you’re about to actually sign scholarship papers?) “It’s been fun. Coach (Lorenzo) Romar and coach T.J. (Otzelberger) those are some good guys. We’ve been building up a strong relationship. Like I said, I’m just excited to get there and work.”
(Since you committed, what have you learned about the Huskies?) “They’re real genuine people. They’re good people. They care about even besides basketball. They care about everything from academics and making sure I’m doing everything. They’re just real good genuine people and the type of people I want to be around.”
(What do you think your role will be next season?) “I’m not really sure. But whatever it is and whatever coach wants me to do I’m going to come in and do it.”
(How would you describe your game for folks who haven’t seen you play?) “I’m a scorer. A shooter. I can play multiple positions. I can defend multiple positions. I’m very versatile, but the best part of my game is I’m a shooter.”
(Judging from your statistics this past season, it seems as if the three-point shot is a big part of your game.) “Like I said, I’m very versatile but I think that’s the best part of my game is being able to hit the 3-ball.”
(Washington loses C.J. Wilcox who set school three-point records. Do you think you’ll come in and compete for his old spot?) “Maybe. We’ll see.”
(Tell me about this season at Indian Hills CC.) “We had a great year. We fell short in the (NJCCA) championship game, but it was a great run. We had a great year.”
(Did you learn anything about yourself as a player or person this season?) “Just being a leader and becoming a better leader. Picking the guys up whenever we had tough losses and stuff like that. Just trying to become a better person and a better leader.”
(What was your role at Indian Hills?) “I was a captain. I was a leader. I was somebody that had to score the ball. I was probably one of the best shooters on the team. That’s pretty much what my role was, being a leader and being a scorer.”
(How do you think you’ll make the transition next season?) “I think I’ll transition well. I think I’ll be OK. As long as I come in and work hard, I think I’ll be just fine.”
(Why did you choose Washington?) “Because of Coach Romar, he’s a good guy. Coach T.J., he’s been recruiting me for awhile. In fact, way back when I was in high school in Milwaukee. He’s a real genuine guy. It was a chance for me to come in and be able to earn a lot of minutes so I can be able to effective and have an impact.”
(Have you had a chance to talk with the guys on the team?) “Yeah we texted back and forth every other day.”
(After you sign, what’s the next step?) “Finish up school here. Get my associate degree in May. Then get ready to come to summer school. But right now, I’m just working out.”
(Having played at the D-I level, I would imagine that will help you make the transition.) “No doubt. That will help me. I know what it takes. Like I said, if I come in and work hard I think my transition will be fine.”
(What are your thoughts on Washington’s season?) “It was a rough year, but it’s a new season now. A new year and a new group of guys so I’m excited.”