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College basketball recruiting: Arizona, Kansas, and Texas pursuing Quentin Grimes ‘the hardest’

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Another five-star point guard Arizona is interested in

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Quentin Grimes wants to narrow his recruitment to “seven or eight” schools in the near future and there are three that seem certain to make the cut — Arizona, Kansas, and Texas.

According to Pat Lawless of MadeHoops.com, those three schools are recruiting Grimes the “hardest.”

The Woodlands, Texas product is a five-star point guard prospect, ranked the No. 20 player in the 2018 class and the No. 5 player at his position, according to 247Sports.

Here is what the 6-foot-4 guard told Made Hoops about Sean Miller and Arizona:

“They are deep, they have a lot of depth at the guard and big man position. They would definitely complement me because I can play the one, two or maybe the three so I definitely think it would work out well.”

The Arizona Wildcats already have four-star point guard Brandon Williams committed in their 2018 class, but are clearly trying to add a second guard, as they have been connected to five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly, too.

“Grimes has shown the ability to be a true point guard by averaging just over five assists per game, and his jumper is also getting better,” wrote Scott Phillips of Bleacher Report.

“If Grimes can add a consistent perimeter jumper, then he'll have the size, skill and athleticism to be a potential major difference-maker at the next level. Defensively, Grimes has the potential to be a lockdown defender as he has good size for a potential point guard.”

Arizona offered Grimes on July 16, 2016 and he unofficially visited Arizona on Oct. 16, 2016. Grimes has 13 offers in total and all seven Crystal Ball predictions project he’ll commit to Kansas.

Grimes told MadeHoops that he wants to officially visit Kansas, Kentucky, and Texas.

And if he is being recruited by Arizona to the extent he says he is, it is hard to imagine he won’t take an official to Tucson as well.


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