Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes will announce his college decision at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, and the finalists are Kentucky, Kansas, Marquette and Texas.
Grimes — a 6-foot-5 prospect from the Houston area — emerged this fall as a major UK recruiting target. In fact, he was the first prospect to get a visit from UK Coach John Calipari during the fall recruiting period that began in September.
Kansas and Texas go into Wednesday night’s announcement as the two favorites in Grimes’ recruitment, however, and the Jayhawks have a majority of the predictions on Grimes’ 247Sports Crystal Ball page. Kansas’ Bill Self and Texas’ Shaka Smart have both visited Grimes in recent days.
Kentucky has already signed three backcourt players for its 2018 class — Immanuel Quickley, Keldon Johnson and Tyler Herro — and the Cats are expected to return two or three guards off this season’s team.
Grimes is the No. 16 overall player in the class, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.