An Insider’s Take
Quan McCluney Commits to College of Charleston
By Jamie Shaw

6’5” 2018 Wing – Ranked #33 in North Carolina’s 2018 Class

It started for McCluney during Phenom Hoops very first July Live Period event, the 2014 Phenom’s Summer Havoc Live. After that performance, you immediately took notice of the unique nature of McCluney’s game as well as his ability to produce stats across the board.

McCluney then reclassified to the 2018 class and transferred schools to Gaston Day. At that point his game really took off. Gaston Day finished last year 23-4, making it to the 2A NCISAA state semifinals. The 6’5” wing McCluney displayed the unique nature of his game. He showcased his touch to go along with an active 6’10” wing span. averaging 17.2 points, 7.5 boards and 2.2 blocks per game shooting close to 40% from beyond the 3 point arc.

He has been fighting injuries with his arm and his hip, but he was still able to pick up 10+ offers along the way. College of Charleston had to fight off the likes of East Carolina, Charlotte, LaSalle, Tulsa and others. The first time we saw McCluney was at the 2014 Phenom’s Summer Havoc, however his breakout was at that 2016 North Carolina Top 80.

It was at that event he showcased the complete arsenal of skills. Here, McCluney led the camp in scoring at 22 per game, against the best prospects North Carolina has to offer. McCluney attacked the rim, finished in the mid-range, and was consistent from 3 both off the catch and the bounce. It was truly an announcement type performance.

Let’s Take A Look at Quan McCluney’s Phenom Hoops Coverage Throughout the Years:

2016 North Carolina Top 80
6’5” Sophomore Quan McCluney
Gaston Day School (Gastonia)
McCluney picked up a Charlotte offer following his performance in this event. Already with a 6’10” wing span, a highly competitive nature, and a non stop motor, McCluney showed off his new jump shot in this event. The lefty, tied for the lead in points per game, at 23.3. His upside is high, as a guy who fits into a lot of situations and win a lot of games with.

2016 UNC Charlotte Team Camp
6’6 ’18 Quan McCluney (Gaston Day) is an effective two-way player that plays with a high motor. At the NC Top 80 camp in March, Quan was the leading scorer averaging 22 PPG. He can score from all three levels, but is most effective in attacking the rim and hitting the mid-range jumper. The southpaw has a tremendous 6’10 wingspan and impressed us with his tough perimeter defense. He has the length and athleticism to guard multiple positions and was terrific in stepping into the passing lanes for deflections and steals that led to easy transition points. There are not many players in his class that combine the length, athleticism, skill set unbelievable motor demonstrated on both ends of the court. With Quan, you never have to teach effort, it is a given!

2016 Phenom’s Feast of Champions
6’6″ 2018 Quan McCluney
McCluney is a tough defender. He is a high level defender who racks up on deflections. On the glass, he is a very good offensive rebounder, and is able to keep possessions alive with his length and quick jump. McCluney made shots at all 3 levels, he gets stuff done on both ends.

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