Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Adequate shooter, especially from deep
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on the move
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Below average free throw shooter
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite ball handler, 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 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 managed to have a better year as a sophomore at Houston. While his outside shot still needs refinement, 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.
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