(Photo: Under Armor/Mandel Sherrod)

Derick Queenranked 17th overall in the class of 2024, had a great weekend at the Fall Hoop Exchange Festival in Tavares, Florida.

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The big 6ft 9in, 230lb man from the Monverde Academy in Florida showed off his elite skill set and combat readiness.

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Following his impressive performance, Queen contacted 247Sports to talk a bit about his recent official visit to Indiana, an upcoming trip to Maryland, and told 247Sports that he is planning three more official visits.

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He made his first official visit to Indiana over the weekend of September 9th, and he shared his experience and favorite period of his time in Bloomington.

“It was fun,” he said. “I like the coaches and I like the school. Two of my teammates go there. I liked it. was about it.”

His next visit to Maryland October 21-23. As he heads towards the visit, he doesn’t know what to expect, but shared some insights into his relationship with new hires.

“Me and the coach [Tony] Skinn talks a lot, both me and the coach [Kevin] Willard talks a lot and the whole coaching staff in general,” he said.

Quinn is from Baltimore but said being close to home won’t play a role in his decision making.

In addition to Maryland and Indiana, two more schools are preparing to bring the Queen on an official visit, and possibly even a third.

He is currently setting up officials with Arizona and Auburn with dates yet to be determined, and also said he might be able to take one to Seton Hall.

He shared his thoughts on the programs in Arizona and Auburn before setting dates.

Arizona: “Main coach [Tommy Lloyd] I was in the USA and we just talked there, and since then they have talked to me a lot. The assistant coach came to all my AAU games.”

Auburn: “I like Auburn. Trainer [Wes] Flanigan and trainer [Ira] Bowman is recruiting me.”

One of the rumors swirling around Queen is that he’s moving into the 2023 set class, and while it’s possible for him, he’s been adamant it won’t happen.

“I don’t know why people keep talking like that,” he said. “I’m staying in 2024.”

Quinn is second overall in the class.