With his college commitment already in the books, Quentin Snider is now committed to getting his body ready for collegiate play. All the national scouts know that Snider’s abilities are top of the line, but the one department that he has been lacking in is size and strength. In an interview with Steve Jones of the Courier-Journal, Snider talks about his progress in the weight room.
The 6-foot-1 Snider has been in the weight room four days a week in recent months — more than he’s ever worked out before — and says he weighs 170 pounds, up 12 or 13 since last season.
“I’ve been working on my body,” he said.
During a team workout this month, Snider looked noticeably stouter than he did in the summer, but he was still showcasing the shooting, dribbling and passing skills that have made him the state’s highest-ranked college prospect.
He delivered a couple of highlight-reel alley-oops to athletic senior guard Lavonne Holland, who’ll pair with him to give Ballard one of the state’s most dynamic backcourts.
“The biggest thing Q needed to address for his improvement was strength,” Ballard coach Chris Renner said. “He’s done a good job of becoming more athletic. He’s very skilled, but to be able to play at that high major (college) level, you’ve got to be stronger. He’s been committed to getting in the weight room,dieting properly. I think it’s showing in how he’s playing. I think he’s playing stronger.”
These next 7 or 8 months will be critical to Snider’s development. If he wants to be able to run Louisville’s offense against physical Big East guards, he is going to have to add 10 or s0 more pounds of muscle. If Snider does add the strength that he is hoping for, then all I can say is watch out because with that added to his skill set, he will be more than ready to compete on the collegiate level.