Per a University of Houston press release on Friday, Quentin Grimes officially signed with the Cougars basketball team.
Grimes, a 2018 graduate of College Park High School, played his freshman season at the University of Kansas this past season. After declaring for the NBA Draft in April and then withdrawing in May, Grimes announced he was transferring away from the Jayhawks.
According to the UH press release, Grimes, a 6-foot-5 guard, will become eligible in the 2020-21 season in accordance to NCAA transfer rules. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
“One of the things I have always liked about Quentin is his basketball IQ and his ability to make plays. Everyone knows he can score, but one of his biggest strengths is being a playmaker,” UH head coach Kelvin Sampson said in the press release. “Quentin is pretty good at a lot of things but what he does really well is think the game. That’s how he is going to help us. I am excited to welcome Quentin and his family to Houston Basketball.”
While in the NCAA transfer portal, Grimes enjoyed his visit with the Cougars and felt welcomed.
“We had a great visit when my family came to Houston, and I knew a lot of the guys on the team. I liked they way they embraced me and made me feel welcome,” Grimes said in the press release. “I liked everything about Coach Sampson and the way he coaches the game. He is a players’ coach. He lets his players play through mistakes, but he still coaches them hard.”
This past winter at Kansas, Grimes averaged 8.4 points per game. He started all 34 games for the Jayhawks and shot 38 percent from the floor, 34 percent on 3-pointers and 60 percent from the line.
As a senior at College Park under coach Clifton McNeely, Grimes was a McDonald’s All-American and also earned invitations to the Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoop Summit. He averaged 29.5 points per game, 8.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists his final year with the Cavaliers.