The University of Houston Men's basketball team announced on Tuesday that sophomore guard Quentin Grimes was granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play the 2019-20 college basketball season for the Cougars.
Grimes, a 6'5 combo guard from the Woodlands, transferred to Houston after spending his freshman season playing under Bill Self at the University of Kansas. As a transfer recruit, Grimes was on the verge of missing his first season at Houston due to the NCAA rule that requires a player to sit out a year of eligibility unless a school grants permission.
The addition of Grimes changes the outlook on the Cougars ahead of the new season. While playing alongside AAC Sixth-Man of the Year winning Dejon Jarreau, Houston will have one of the most explosive backcourts in the conference, and is in a great position to make another deep run during the NCAA Tournament next spring.
More Than A Game ! #ForTheCity 🚀🤟🏽 https://t.co/H74ThQ1Ku3— Quentin Grimes (@Quentin Grimes) 1570926277.0
The Cougars received a small sample size of the impact Grimes will have on the court, as he averaged 14.3 points during Houston's Summer Tour of Italy. His best game of the tournament came during the Cougars 75-32 victory over LCC University (Lithuania), where Grimes scored 22 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Last season as a member of the Jayhawks, Grimes started all 36 games at Kanas while averaging 8.4 points and 2.0 assists. A McDonald's All-American and top-10 recruit during his senior year in High School, Grimes averaged 29.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists while leading The Woodlands College Park High School to a state championship (District 12-6A) in 2018.
When Bryce Young and CJ Stroud were drafted with the first two picks of the NFL Draft, we knew they would be compared to one another for years to come.
And here we are just 11 games into the season and one quarterback has already seen his head coach fired. Panthers owner David Tepper spoke to the media on Wednesday and discussed his decision to fire Frank Reich, and also set the record straight on how they arrived at the decision to draft Young.
In so many words, Tepper basically blamed the Texans for how the top of the draft played out. He mentioned Stroud by name and said the Panthers were ready to draft him at No. 2 overall until the Texans backed out of the three-team trade with the Bears.
Tepper made a point of saying everyone in their building had Bryce Young as the top player on their draft board, despite rumors about Frank Reich preferring Stroud.
CJ Stroud and the Texans have been so much better than Bryce Young and the Panthers that Tepper clearly felt it was necessary to defend himself, and the decisions he's made for the organization.
In the end, the person that gets the worst end of the deal is Bryce Young. Coaching changes can be very difficult on young quarterbacks. And it looks like he'll have to learn a new offense in his second year when the Panthers hire a new coaching staff.
How fortunate we are as Texans fans to have DeMeco Ryans and CJ Stroud leading the team moving forward.
With all of this in mind, is there a reason Texans fans haven't fully bought in to the new-look Texans? JJ Watt was a guest on The Pat McAfee Show this week and was asked about the team's inability to fill the stadium on Sundays.
As a former player for the Colts, McAfee always thought Houston had the loudest and best fans in the NFL. And while the Texans are 9th in attendance this year according to ESPN, even CJ Stroud has asked for the fans to fill the stadium.
So there is something to it. You can see the empty seats in photos. So why aren't the Texans packing NRG with a shiny new franchise QB?
We believe the recent history of the team is why fans are slowly coming back. McAfee wasn't here for:
Bill O'Brien cussing at fans during games
Trading DeAndre Hopkins away for next to nothing
The Jack Easterby disaster
Deshaun Watson allegedly blaming ownership for why he wanted out
The Deshaun Watson scandal
Firing back-to-back coaches after one season, and the list goes on.
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