QUENTIN GRIMES

Status: UK target
Point guard | 6-5 | 180
School: College Park
Hometown: Woodlands, Texas
Twitter: @qdotgrimes

Class of 2018 national rankings
Rivals Scout ESPN 247Sports

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      Grimes is one of the most recent recipients of a UK scholarship offer, getting the good news from Coach John Calipari in late March, after he averaged 28.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as a junior in high school.
      Often listed as a point guard, Grimes has great size for that position and is big enough — and skilled enough in other areas — to play off the ball as well, an important distinction for UK, which is expected to land a commitment from five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley and could return five-star freshman point guards Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander after this season.
      “He’s a combo guard with good size and good athletic ability,” Scout.com’s Evan Daniels told the Herald-Leader. “You can play him on or off the ball, and he’s effective in that way. He can make shots. He’s good from mid range, and he’s also a pretty good distributor.”
      Grimes has narrowed his list to UK, Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Marquette, Texas and Texas A&M. The Jayhawks have been the buzz school in his recruitment for the past few months, but UK — and Calipari, specifically — has stayed in constant contact throughout the summer, and the Cats shouldn’t be counted out just yet.

Important dates
Date Note
Sept. 29 Official visit to Kentucky

24Sports Crystal Ball

See where UK stands in Grimes’ recruitment, according to the predictions on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.


Summer ball stats

Grimes averaged 21.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game at the Adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas in July.


Timetable

Grimes has not yet put out a specific timeframe for his college commitment, but it could come in time for the early signing period in November.


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