Kansas transfer will not have to sit out a year
Report: Cougars star guard Quentin Grimes eligible to play at Houston
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.
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.