Darius Quisenberry is an elite student-athlete currently attending Tecumseh High School in metropolitan Dayton, Ohio. Darius is one of the most sought after high school point guards in the Midwest, currently ranked #35 in the state of Ohio for the class of 2018 per OH Hoops. The 6’1 floor general has been impressive on the prestigious EYBL circuit and his recruiting profile has picked up recently, with high major schools showing interest in the poised playmaker with the smooth stroke off the bounce and good court vision. Best known for his playmaking ability on the court, Darius is also an honor roll student off the court at Tecumseh High School.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring so far, you’ve turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for King James as a team and for you individually?
DQ: Our team is really starting to gel together now and I think it’s great going into Peach Jam. I just try and lead by example first and foremost. Coach Q always tells me my team only goes as far as I take them, so I try and play 100 percent every time I step on the court. I think I’m playing pretty well individually, playing off the pick and roll ball screen just seeing the whole floor is huge as a point guard.
Darius Quisenberry (18/King James) with a nice game vs South Beach. Knocked down catch and shoot 3s, hit floaters in the lane
— Endless Motor Sports (@endless_motor) May 28, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
DQ: I’m a loud player, I like to direct people in where they need to go in order for us to run the play. I like to use my speed and strong frame to score and get in the paint and see who collapses. I love playing defense too because my defense gets my offensive game going. One of the best feelings is going out and locking up the opposing team’s best player or point guard.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
DQ: During school, my Dad and I go before school and then after school I shoot on the gun. In the summer we work out around 10, then go lift and then after lifting go back and work on some more stuff. We go probably 5 times a week because I have tournaments on the weekends.
Tecumseh finishes the first quarter on 15-5 run to take 43-32 halftime lead. Darius Quisenberry leads all scorers with 21, Malik Q has 12.
— Bryant Billing (@TopBillingSport) February 3, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
DQ: My favorite subject is Math. School is fun to me, I stay on the honor roll because my parents stress school in our household with both of them graduating college and being teachers. I have no choice but to get good grades.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
DQ: I plan to major in broadcasting.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
DQ: I’m very into shoes. I love getting all the new Jordan releases and nobody can beat me in NBA2k on any game system lol.
2018 PG Darius Quisenberry had 42 in an Arrows wins over Stebbins
— Lorenzo Smith (@hoop4u) January 6, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools are showing interest?
DQ: Ohio state, Kent State, Butler, University of Dayton, UNC Ashville, Miami of Ohio, Oakland, and Toledo.
EM: Which schools do you hear from the most?
DQ: Ohio State and Dayton are probably the schools I’ve heard from the most. I’ve visited both schools.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
DQ: Not that I know of right now.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
DQ: Academics are the #1 thing for my family, then second is probably distance because I’d like my family to be able to come watch my games, and third is the right fit for me as in the program and the college itself.
Getting tons o calls on my boy Darius Quisenberry. Great to know my kids are getting great looks.
— Coach Q. (@coachq7) April 30, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
DQ: I would like to pick up my first offer in July
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
DQ: I would say keep family first, because there are going to be times when basketball gets hard or life in general, and they are always going to be there to support you in anything you do. They are your biggest fans through it all
See Highlights of Darius Below: