NBA Draft

Quentin Grimes

Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Grimes was a standout for a Houston squad that went 28-4 and reached the Final Four before losing to eventual national champion Baylor.
He averaged 17.8 points and 8.6 rebounds and was named American Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He also knocked down 100 3-pointers and made a solid 40.3 percent from behind the arc.
The 21-year-old Grimes also contributed on defense with 42 steals. He hustles all the time and that makes up for some athleticism shortcomings.
Grimes is a strong rebounder for being 6-foot-5 and he knows how to position himself well against bigger players.
He definitely won't be looked at as someone to handle the ball as he committed 55 turnovers last season.
Though he fared well in two seasons at Houston, Grimes was a disappointment as a freshman at Kansas despite starting all 36 games. Leaving the Big 12 for a weaker conference allowed him to blossom.
Grimes figures to be a solid NBA contributor.
ANALYSIS
Positives: Isn't afraid to shoot and has proven to be a solid marksman from 3-point range. Rebounds very well for a player of his size and should continue to have success in the NBA. A willing defender who can get better over time.
Negatives: Struggled to handle the ball and could be prone to careless turnovers. His athleticism isn't on par with the type of players he will be asked to defend. Scouts have to determine if his improvement was based on transferring to a conference that was a step down from the Big 12.
--Field Level Media


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