Quentin Grimes has officially withdrawn from the NBA Draft and has announced his return to college basketball. But there’s a catch.
Kansas basketball issued a release on Wednesday night saying that Quentin Grimes has announced his intent to transfer, and has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal.
Bill Self’s quote from the release:
We’ve all enjoyed coaching Quentin this past year and certainly appreciate his efforts. We initially anticipated him staying in the draft but he and his family decided to return to college but not return to the University of Kansas. We totally support and respect Quentin and his decision and wish him the very best moving forward. We believe Quentin will have a long professional basketball career and look forward to watching his development.
It certainly sounds like Grimes will go through with a transfer, and not just test the waters - there doesn’t seem to be much possibility of Grimes returning to KU.
Grimes would have to sit out a year per transfer rules, and would have three years of eligibility remaining after that. He could also conceivably go to the NBA following his upcoming redshirt season as well.
KUSports.com reports that Grimes is the 20th transfer out of the program since 2004.
With Devon Dotson back for his sophomore year and Grimes transferring, KU still has three available scholarships. Kansas is hosting Jalen Wilson on a recruiting visit this upcoming weekend, a four-star SF and consensus top-75 player in the 2019 class. Rivals has him ranked at #47.