Quinn was one of the players from the highly-anticipated “Super Six” 2019 incoming freshman class that was thrusted into more action than many thought he’d see, especially at the 5. He backed up the twin towers Steve Enoch and Malik Williams, leaving many onlookers bewildered about how he jumped up in the depth chart.
Here’s what we know about Slazinski: he’s long, a tad lethargic on defense, great attitude, solid work ethic, and a potent shooter when he gets set. He’s not incredibly physical, though he exuded some toughness in flashes as a freshman in late-game situations.
The 6’8” sophomore from Houston, Texas was an under-valued three-star small forward coming out of high school at Huntington Prep in West Virginia. Though a bit slower of a motor on him, “Q” still fits the prototype of what Mack is searching for on the recruiting trail. The coach’s pack line works best with length.
With the loss of Enoch to graduation, the door has swung open for opportunities for Slazinski to contribute, not just at the three or four spot (I don’t expect him to get very much action at the four, if any). Look for him to show off some of his gains and moves he has surely acquired while continuing to battle Williams in practice everyday since his arrival.