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Arizona basketball recruiting: 5-star point guard Quentin Grimes has Wildcats in top 7

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The five-star point guard plans to officially visit Arizona

Photo via @qdotgrimes on Twitter

The Arizona Wildcats are getting closer to adding another point guard commit.

Five-star point guard Quentin Grimes released his top seven Thursday and Arizona made the cut along with the Kentucky Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, Baylor Bears, Marquette Golden Eagles, Texas Longhorns, and Texas A&M Aggies.

The 6-foot-4 Texas product is the No. 21 player in the 2018 class and No. 5 point guard.

Grimes said earlier in July that Arizona, Texas, and Kansas are recruiting him “the hardest” and he will take official visits to those three schools.

Grimes unofficially visited Arizona last October for the Red-Blue game, and is set to officially visit Kansas in September.

Here is what Grimes 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.”

Arizona already has a commitment from 2018 point guard Brandon Williams, a four-star prospect.

Miller said in Phoenix last week that Arizona may not have a prototypical point guard moving forward.

“I think we’re looking to put our best players on the court, but also having multiple ball handlers,” he said.

“I think we’ll have two, maybe even three guys that you can say play like a guard. So I think the cleverness, and the ability to pass at more than one position will make up for that.”

Arizona hosted four-star point guard Devon Dotson on an official visit this week. Dotson is the No. 32 player in the 2018 class.

The Wildcats are also after five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly, who officially visited Arizona in late-June. Quinerly is the No. 15 player in the 2018 class.

In the end, it would be surprising if Arizona doesn’t come away with two point guards recruits in its 2018 class.


Follow Ryan Kelapire on Twitter at @RKelapire