Quinn Clinton was a member of the Junior Tall Blacks who were the first New Zealand age group team to attend a FIBA Under 19 World Cup. Held in Cairo, Clinton demonstrated outstanding leadership on and off the court. Clinton was influential in a number of big plays at critical times during and was a major contributor. He was the team’s second-leading scorer averaging 12.1 points per game.
At the Aon Under 19 National Championship, Clinton led the Waitaha Canterbury combined team to a stunning comeback win against Auckland in the Grand Final to win. With the score against Clinton’s team, 82 points to 65 at the start of the fourth quarter, he finished the game with 34 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists to help win. He was selected in the tournament All Star Five and awarded MVP.
Clinton is a development player with the SKYCITY Breakers, a member of the Canterbury Rams and will join St. Mary’s College in California where he will play college basketball later this year.