Quentin Grimes

Updated as of 7/31/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

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

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 27
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
2021 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 25 by the Los Angeles Clippers
(Rights traded to the New York Knicks)

Pros:

Good shooter, especially from deep
Decent 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
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.  After having a disappointing freshman season in which he struggled to have strong performances after making 6 threes to score 21 points in the Champions Classic game as a freshman at Kansas, Grimes then played 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 go in the late first to the second round range for the 2021 draft.

Links:
DraftExpress Profile
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Tankathon Profile
Lines.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
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements

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
6/24/21 The 2021 NBA Draft Combine
6/25/21 The 2021 NBA Draft Combine

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