Quentin Grimes

Updated as of 4/15/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 210
College: Houston
Classification: Junior
Birthdate: 5/8/2000

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 41
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round

Pros:

Solid shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Decent playmaker
Solid rebounder for his size
Decent defender
Above average athlete

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Inconsistent shooter
Not an elite ball handler, can be turnover prone
Struggles to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
Had a disappointing freshman season

Summary:

Quentin Grimes is a guard that played his freshman year for Kansas, and has since transferred to Houston.  He started his freshman season well as he made 6 threes and scored 21 points in an early season win against Michigan State in the Champions Classic, but he then struggled with his jump shot and went on to have a disappointing freshman season.

​When he is on his game, Grimes can make spot-up threes, but he can tend to be quite inconsistent with his jumper, and he will need to work on improving in the other elements of the game.  He also can tend to be too passive on offense when he gets off to a slow start, and he has a tendency to fade into the background.  But when focused, his ability to make spot-up threes could aid an offense.​

After having a disappointing freshman season in which he struggled to have strong performances after his 21-point Champions Classic game as a freshman at Kansas, Grimes has since been playing significantly better at Houston.  He is starting to finally show that he can be the sharpshooter that he was projected to be early in his collegiate career, and he’s shown that he can be an effective facilitator when the ball is in his hands.  Right now, he projects to be a second round prospect for the 2021 draft.

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite.com Profile

ESPN’s Article on Grimes Transferring to Houston

Highlights of the 2/1/20 Houston-Cincinnati Game from YouTube via Matthew Loves Ball

Games Scouted:

11/6/18 Kansas vs. Michigan State
12/15/18 Kansas vs. Villanova
1/26/19 Kansas vs. Kentucky
1/29/19 Kansas vs. Texas
2/23/19 Kansas vs. Texas Tech
5/16/19 NBA Draft Combine Scrimmage Game
1/3/21 Houston vs. SMU
2/18/21 Houston vs. Wichita State
3/21/21 Houston vs. Rutgers
3/29/21 Houston vs. Oregon State
4/3/21 Houston vs. Baylor

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