Quiyante Burroughs dominates the court as a rising star in Basketball
From 2014 to 2016, Quiyante Burroughs spent time competing on the Nike EYBL Circuit in New Jersey against the likes of Isaiah Washington (Minnesota University), Nate Pierre-Louis (Temple) and training with greats such as, Isaiah Briscoe (Orlando Magic), and Kyle Anderson (Memphis Grizzles).
He would also go on to compete on both, the Under Armour and Adidas Circuit against some of top level talent that we see today such as, Collin Sexton (Cleveland Cavaliers), and Zion Williamson (Duke University).
Which would see Quiyante quickly garner a lot of attraction and attention from many Division 1 and 2 schools.
“In all my observations of him, whether on the court or before and after our games, he displays maturity beyond his age. I have no doubt about his ability to handle adverse situations that are likely to arise when facing new challenges.” – Erskine College Associate Head Coach, Drew Wallace
After a trade from New Jersey to Georgia, he would play a key role in delivering a state championship in his 15 games for Creekside during his junior season. Finishing that season with an average of 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
The following season, Creekside would qualify for the championship game, unfortunately falling short of victory. Quiyante however would still finish that season with an average of 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists per game.
Throughout his high school career, Quiyante earned several accolades, including; Defensive Player of the Year (2016, 2017), 1st Team All-Region (2016, 2017), Honorable Mention All-State (2015) and 1st Team All-State (2016, 2017).
After the 2017 high school season, Quiyante chose to attend Bob Jones University, due to the fact of being able to handle adverse situations. Where he was able to gain valuable experience in the collegiate basketball setting during his freshman campaign. Playing ten minutes a game, behind the likes of Justin Mathews and Marshall Riddle who now play professionally in Spain.
He was able to finish that season as the second leading scorer for the Bruins with 13 points per game, 54% from the field and 30% from the three point line. Along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Also being rewarded wi a 2nd Team All-Defense accolade.
“As the Head Coach of Pensacola Christian College, I have had the privilege to coach against Quiyante and his team (Bob Jones University) for the past two seasons. Though I have not coached Quiyante, I’ve observed a player who appears to be a team player and desirous for his team to be successful.” – Pensacola Christian College Head Coach, Mark D. Goetsch
Stlll looking grow, develop his game and be the best he can be. Quiyante this past season played 26 games, averaging 27.8 minutes and finishing with 240 points and 41 assists overall.
Quiyante Burroughs is a phenomenal athlete and one to watch out for in the game of basketball. With his unmatched potential and great work ethic, sky’s the limit for this talented guard.