Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Decent scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Bad free throw shooter
Can be too passive on offense
Can be turnover prone
Needs to improve his rebounding
Struggles to guard quicker players
Does not collect enough steals or blocks
Not overly explosive
Questionable feel for the game
Quentin Grimes is a guard that played his freshman season for Kansas, and has since transferred to Houston. He was a highly touted recruit by multiple services across the web entering the season. He started the 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 has since struggled with his jump shot and has had a disappointing freshman season.
When he is on his game, Grimes can make spot-up threes, but he has been quite inconsistent with his jumper this year, 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 perhaps aid an offense.
Grimes has not posted very good shooting percentages, as he has made below 40% of his field goals, has made just 60% of his free throws, and he’s posted an unflattering single-digit PER this past season. Whether or not if Grimes was evaluated far too high by scouts at the start of the year, or if he was either stifled by Kansas’ offense or from a lack of playing time, it’s possible that an NBA team may take a flier on him in the second round due to perceived upside.