Quentin Grimes, a 5-star point guard in the 2018 class, narrowed his list to seven schools on Thursday and Kentucky made the cut.
Grimes is ranked the No. 5 point guard in the class and the 21st-ranked prospect nationally, according to 247Sports. At 6-foot-4 and 175 pounds, Grimes can also play off the ball as a shooting guard.
His narrowed list of seven schools is as follows: Kentucky, Arizona, Texas A&M, Kansas, Marquette, Baylor and Texas.
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The Woodlands, Texas, native is the top-ranked player in the Lone Star State.
Kansas is the favorite to land Grimes. 247Sports’ crystal ball prediction gives the Jayhawks a 100 percent chance to land the point guard.
“They’re probably the strongest right now,” Grimes told SEC Country last month. “They call me every day, Bill Self is big on me and my mom went to Kansas,” Grimes said. “But she doesn’t put any pressure on me to go there at all, so it’s really my decision. I wouldn’t count anybody out, really, because every school is different, has a different sell, a different pitch. Every school has a good chance of getting me right now.”
SEC Country caught up with Grimes at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale. Grimes made it clear that John Calipari and the Wildcats were still recruiting him. Assistant coach Joel Justus sat court side for one of his games.
Fellow 2018 point guard Immanuel Quickley is expected to pick Kentucky, but that wouldn’t stop Grimes from considering the Cats.
“I wouldn’t eliminate them, because (UK coach John Calipari) already told me that he can play with two or three guards out there on the court,” Grimes told SEC Country. “He has a good track record. You can see he puts two or three guards out there and they produce and get to the next level quickly. So it’s definitely an option to play with another point guard who can facilitate and get me the ball.”