Quentin Grimes recently hosted Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer for an in-school visit at The Woodlands (Texas) College Park High School. It was the continuation of a relationship that has been spearheaded by the former Duke guard turned coach.
“Coach Scheyer has been the main one contacting and speaking with me,” said Grimes of the relationship with Scheyer. “He has really stressed how much he wants me to come up to campus and how Coach K and the other coaches have spoken about me often. And how they feel I could fit in perfectly at Duke.”
At 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds, Grimes has played both as a point guard and off the ball. That kind of versatility has attracted the interest of a number of schools including Kansas, Arizona, Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Baylor, Stanford, Kansas State, Florida, SMU, UCLA, Virginia, Marquette, and Notre Dame. Each of those programs has indicated a similar view of Grimes’ skill set.
“My strengths are my ball-handling ability for a guard my size and my ability to get to the rim and my mid-range shooting. Coaches have also talked about my passing ability and court vision which allows for playmaking for me and my teammates.”
Those attributes were reiterated during the meeting with Scheyer and the prospect shared some mutual admiration for Duke as well.
“I really like how Coach K plays his guards, and how he always puts his team in the position to win.”
The parties also chatted about the areas of potential improvement in Grimes’ game.
“I need to work on making the three-point shot consistently, and working on the weak side help defense. And, I can always improve on being a better floor leader for my team.”
So what’s the next step between player and program?
“We didn’t really talk about an offer, it was more about how all the coaches talk about me and how they really want me to come up to campus when we can make it happen.”
Grimes is ranked as the No. 11 point guard in the country by Scout.com and the No. 35 overall prospect in the class of 2018.