Quinton Rose was a stand out early this past season. In a four game stretch from November 20th to the 25th Rose a averaged 16.5 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. This was topped off by a huge 26 point explosion against a ranked Florida State team.
From there on out, Rose was fairly inconsistent. He was only able to eclipse 15 points in 2 of the following 25 games. On the season, Rose averaged 9.7 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. Obviously, none of these number jump off the page at you, but they are solid none the less. His efforts were also good enough to land him a sport on the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team. Additionally, you got a glimpse of how great Rose could be in the future.
Apparently, so did the USA Mens U-19 Team. They recently offered Rose a spot of the World Cup Team for their training camp. The team is loaded with young talent like Marques Bolden of Duke, Hamidou Diallo of Kentucky, and highly rated incoming recruits like Bol Bol (son of Manute Bol) and Trae Young.The coach of the team will be Kentucky’s coach John Calipiri.
So, far so good. Rose has been tearing it up in practices. As of now he looks like he’s one of the stand outs of the group and many experts agree.
3 sessions in, my U19 starters: PG Pritchard (UO), WGs Rose (Temple) Wilkes (UCLA) Knox (UK), C Robinson (WKy). 6/7 Edwards (Pur) Okogie(GT)
— Luke Winn (@lukewinn) June 20, 2017
One of the most surprising performances at this camp – to me & to coaches – is Temple's Quinton Rose. So dang smooth. Could be 2018 sleeper.
— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) June 19, 2017
Other spectators have said the Rose is one of the most consistent players there thus far. With his combination of size (6’8, 190lbs) and speed Rose has a real chance of climbing in the 2018 draft.
Hopefully, Rose will return with even more refined skills and bring the Owls back to the NCAA Tournament.