Texas native Quentin Grimes is in the midst of a monster junior season.
Grimes, who currently ranks as the No. 35 overall prospect in the 2018 class, is averaging 29.3 points, eight rebounds and 5.2 assists through 25 games at The Woodlands (Tex.) College Park this season.
“I feel like I’ve been playing really well,” Grimes told Scout. “My shot has been coming along. I’ve put in a lot of work with that over the summer. My leadership and I pride myself on defense and on the defensive end.”
Grimes is regarded as the No. 11 point guard in the class, but he’s capable of playing and being effective, both on or off the ball. Grimes, however, sees his primary position as a point.
“In high school, I’m definitely the point guard,” he said. “I run it the majority of the time unless they have a little guard on me and then I go into the post. Other than that I set up the offense and just have leadership aspects on the court.”
What’s the next area for growth with Grimes’ game?
“Definitely being a lot of more consistent with my three-point jump shot and just being more consistent in that area and also my defense in help side and off the ball, defensively,” Grimes said.
Recruiting wise, Grimes already has plenty of collegiate options.
“It’s going really well,” he said of the process. “Coaches text me a lot about my games and my schedule and stuff. It’s been going good.”
Grimes said he’s been hearing from Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Duke, Texas, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville. Among the schools he’s already taken unofficial visits to are Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Rice.
Grimes said all of the schools involved have offered him a scholarship, except for Duke and Kentucky.
“We are trying to look at some of the schools a little deeper, but really I’m just enjoying the process right now,” Grimes said. “I’ll probably start seriously looking at the schools this summer and I’ll start cutting the list down.”
Grimes said there are three schools that he’s looking to set up visits to towards the end of the season.
“We are setting up dates for Baylor, Duke and Kansas,” he said. “I’ll be visiting those schools.”
Although it’s early and Grimes doesn’t plan to make his college choice in the near future, he said there are two schools sticking out to him right now.
“Definitely Baylor, just watching them how they took over the No. 1 spot,” Grimes said when asked if he had any early favorites. “I’ve been watching their progress and how they play, so Baylor probably and Kansas with their guard play with Frank Mason and [Devonte] Graham, just how they let their guards play.”