In a short time, Quality Education has really stepped forward with their goals. Head Coach Issac Pitts had a goal in mind when he took the job, “to send young men to college”. In the seven years that Pitts has been at the helm of Quality Education he has sent 43 players off to college.

When you take a look up in the rafters of their brand new, state of the art basketball court, you notice jerseys hanging. As Pitts describes these, when a student-athlete graduates from college they are given two jerseys. Pitts mandates each one of his players to send him their jersey once they graduate college. In the seven years Pitts has been at the helm of Quality Education he has had 15 players graduate from college. Add to that 2 NBA players (Quincy Miller, Sir Dominic Pointer) and 3 guys in graduate school.

Pitts will openly tell you that if he had to do it all over again, that he would do some things differently. But he will never regret taking in kids that “no one else wanted” and putting them back out as college students (and graduates).

The 2015-2016 version of Pitts’ Quality Education team has a roster full of players that will go on to play college basketball. He has a roster full of kids that have something to prove, and play with chips on their shoulder each time they step onto the floor.

Look for Quality Education at the Phenom National Showcase on November 13 & 14 as they take on Christ School (Arden, NC) and Hill Academy (Canada).

He’s Back
At this time last year, 6’9 2016 Papa Ndiaye was really picking up steam in recruiting. He had a number of mid to high level school who offered. However, he tore his ACL. While rehabbing his ACL tear, he missed AAU and all the schools who offered, either were fired or reshuffled their boards. The knee is back to 100%, if not stronger than before. In the first week of practice he picked up offers from Fordham and Stetson.

The Committed
6’6 2016 Deshawn Corprew turned a lot of heads a couple weeks ago when he committed to Arkansas Little Rock. Corprew who turned heads this summer averaging over 16 points per game on the EYBL and playing great at the NBA Top 100 Camp against the nation’s best. With his high level physical traits and ability to score and defend the wing, Corprew has added a new dimension to his game. He acts as the team’s leader. Corprew won every sprint, he was vocal with his team mates, he pushed players to go past their limits, and worked hard every step. Corprew is quickly turning into a player that could end up as a pro.

Found A Home
6’4 2017 Renathan Ona Embo seems to have found a home he is comfortable with at Quality Education. He spent his freshman year at Findlay Prep and then his sophomore year at Balboa. This year he has landed at QEA and has the look of someone that will explode. Ona Embo plays for the French National Team, is a highly explosive combo guard. He is quick into the lane, and has deep range on his jump shot. As a point guard, Ona Embo gets his team into sets and does a good job delivering passes on time. With all his high level offensive traits Ona Embo may be the best on ball defender in his class (Nationally). In his first week of practice, Ona Embo picked up offers from Cincinnati, Fordham, and Stetson.

The French Connection
Joining Ona Embo, as French nationals, at Quality Education are 6’8” 2018 Andre Toure and 6’7” 2017 Nicholas Rene. Toure is currently nursing a hand injury, but is a high motor and highly skilled wing. Rene has great length and high level explosion. He makes shots with range off the catch, and defends at multiple positions.

New Scenery
Sometimes moving to a new place creates new production for players. This could very well be the case for a pair of senior transfers at Quality Education. 6’6” 2016 Keith Stagg, who transferred in from Kings Fork HS in Virginia Beach and 6’8” 2016 Malik Brevard, who transferred in from East Mecklenburg HS in Charlotte. Stagg has all the tools, with deep range and the ability to handle in the half court. Brevard is a highly explosive four man that has deep touch and high post handle. Stagg picked up offers from High Point and Longwood. Brevard picked up offers from Middle Tennessee St, Longwood, Radford, East Tennessee St, and Stetson.

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