Nate Oats and ‘Bama went on a tear last year with a fast-paced, NBA style offense. Alabama had one of the most efficient scoring attacks in the country last year, and all five players on the floor were allowed to operate with the ball at any time, which Guerrier assumedly wants. The Crimson Tide have already received a commitment from 6-foot-8 Furman transfer Noah Gurley, but Gurley is a lanky perimeter player, unlike Guerrier who mainly plays inside. “The Candyman” would probably run as a small-ball five in Tuscaloosa.
Last year, Creighton was a guard-focused team. Led by Marcus Zegarowski, the Blue Jays could put up plenty of points, but struggled inside. Sometimes, the Jays had 6-foot-5 Damien Jefferson guarding power forwards and centers. Guerrier would plug right into the four spot for Craig McDermott, and would add a rebounding presence to a team that lacks depth down low.
The Golden Eagles recently lost four-man Theo John to the transfer portal (he’s headed to Duke). However, this destination doesn’t make much sense for Guerrier. Marquette still has big man in Dawson Garcia, who led the team in scoring last season and has a similar game to Guerrier, and also just added transfer Kur Kuath from Oklahoma. The program also recently let head coach Steve Wojciechowski go after a couple unsuccessful seasons in a row.
The Sun Devils had plenty of talent on last year’s team, especially at the guard spots, but had no chemistry. ASU’s guard-dominated offense had one of the fewest assist totals in the country last year. Bobby Hurley is losing two forwards, Taeshon Cherry and Marcus Bagley, in the transfer portal, and has brought in grad transfer A.J. Bramah from Robert Morris. Guerrier could easily start on this year’s ASU team, but they would have to do a lot of team-building to succeed.
Tech lost head coach Chris Beard, but still hopes to continue its culture of stingy man-to-man defense and winning games in the 50s. Guerrier would probably have the largest jump to make here, as the Red Raiders’ defense is unlike anything taught at SU, but he would be highly utilized as either a four man or a small ball five.
Tom Crean has been active this year in the transfer portal. The Bulldogs have already brought in three forwards, including Jabri Abdur-Rahim from Virginia. The Bulldogs also are not going to compete for an SEC championship anytime soon. This should not be Guerrier’s first, second, or third option.
If Quincy Guerrier transfers to Western Kentucky, sound the alarm.