PISCATAWAY, NJ – Manny Quezada, a 6-2, 185-pound guard from Washington Heights, NY who attends high school in Washington D.C., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Rutgers University for head coach Gary Waters, it was announced today.
Quezada (pronounced Kah – Sah – duh) is a tough, determined lead guard who transferred from Norman Thomas High School to the prestigious St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. following his freshman year. Known for his tenacity, court vision and scoring abilities, Quezada is a fierce and fearless competitor.
Last season, Quezada averaged 20 points, six assists and five rebounds per game. Also a tremendous free throw shooter, he converted on 83% of his free throw attempts last season. A highlight of his season was when he poured in 36 points and dished out eight assists in a win over Norfolk Collegiate School, a top private school program. Quezada has the ability to take over a game at any time, with his passing skills, his ability to take the ball strong to the basket, or by utilizing his soft touch from three-point range.
“Manny takes care of business on and off the basketball court with a great deal of efficiency,” said Waters. “I really like and admire Manny’s approach. Manny is a scoring point guard with court awareness and that’s a great combination. He also has tremendous leadership skills and is a uniquely mature and astute young man. Add that all up and what you have is a winner - plain and simple.”