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Quentin Grimes hires agent, will remain in NBA draft after Houston's Final Four run

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Houston shooting guard Quentin Grimes will remain in the NBA draft and has hired NBA agent David Bauman with ISE Basketball. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and two assists per game during his junior year and helped the Cougars make a run to the Final Four this past season.

“My college years have helped me develop mentally, physically and emotionally, and I think now is the right time to make the jump to the NBA,” Grimes told Yahoo Sports. “I had a great experience at the University of Houston, and I learned so much from Coach [Kelvin] Sampson. We achieved so much this year, making it to the Final Four and improving my overall game, I feel like I’ve achieved as much as possible in college.”

Grimes was a McDonald’s All-American and a five-star recruit coming out of high school. As a senior at College Park High School (Texas) in 2017-18, Grimes averaged 29.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. 

Quentin Grimes with the ball in his hands during a game.
Houston shooting guard Quentin Grimes averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and two assists per game this past season. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

He won a gold medal for Team USA at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, was named the championship MVP and selected to the All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.7 points, four rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

Grimes played his freshman year at Kansas before transferring to Houston and has been a key player for the Cougars in the backcourt the last two seasons, including winning the 2021 AAC Player of the Year.

He had a season-high 33 points (including eight 3-pointers) in a win over Western Kentucky last season and averaged 17 points per game during the NCAA tournament. He is a dynamic scorer who shot 40% from the field and 40% from 3-point range and led Houston in scoring this past season.

Grimes’ marketing and off-court endeavors will be managed by Parker Cain and Travis King. 

“After going through the process of selecting an agent, I felt that ISE Basketball, David Bauman and Travis King understand the kind of player I am, and they really believe in me,” Grimes said. “I think they have the experience and resources to help me and they will work as hard as I am to get me drafted to the right NBA team.”

Grimes is a projected late first-round to early second-round draft pick in this year’s NBA draft.

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