NBA Draft Spotlight: Quentin Grimes

In what has been a largely rollercoaster year for highly touted Kansas guard Quentin Grimes, there are questions about whether or not he will return for a sophomore year. He’s playing his best ball right now approaching the NCAA Toutbament.

Position: SG From: Kansas Class/YOB: Freshman
Height: 6’5 Weight: 210 Wingspan: N/A

Strengths:

  • Well built frame for a two guard. Plays with strength on both ends
  • Moves the ball well and makes plays off P&Rs. Even when his shot has been off, he has been a good secondary playmaker
  • Nice mid-range game. Elevates around the elbows well
  • Good length to work with as a defender
  • Much better three-point shooter than he’s shown. Started to pick up his consistency as Big-12 play progressed

Weaknesses:

  • Shot making has been wildly inconsistent. He has had games where he can’t hit anything from the perimeter
  • Struggles to be effective at the rim. Despite his strong frame, he is not the quickest off the floor
  • Defense shows flashes, but like many freshman guards, he can get lazy staying in front of the ball and fighting through ball screens
  • Vision is on and off throughout the game. Has a tendency to force things when the offense breaks down

Stats:

PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
8.3 2.6 2.0 0.6 0.1 1.9 38.5% 35.9% 60.4%

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