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Former 5-Star Quentin Grimes Reveals Why He Transferred From Kansas

Quentin Grimes of the Kansas Jayhawks.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - MARCH 23: Quentin Grimes #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts to a play against the Auburn Tigers during their game in the Second Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 23, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Back in June, Quentin Grimes announced that he was transferring from Kansas to Houston. After waiting a little over a month, the former Jayhawk opened up about his decision.

During his freshman season at Kansas, Grimes averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. He then decided to enter the NBA Draft to receive feedback from scouts.

Once Grimes decided that he wasn't going to remain in the draft, the former five-star recruit entered the NCAA transfer portal.

Although Kansas would have welcomed Grimes back with open arms, it sounds like he just really wanted a change of scenery.

Grimes spoke to Andy Katz of NCAA.com about his decision.

"I feel like Kansas was a good, okay, alright season for me,” Grimes told Katz. “I just feel like it wasn’t a good situation all in all. I feel like I just kind of had to get a new start, go to a different setting and different environment.”

Here's the full interview between Grimes and Katz:

Grimes has to sit out this upcoming season due to NCAA rules. However, he can develop his skillset as he waits to be eligible for the Cougars.

Of course, Houston would love to have Grimes available for next season. Nonetheless, the coaching staff has to be thrilled to have an elite talent waiting in the wings.

As for Kansas, it still has one of the best rosters in the country heading into the fall. Many analysts expect the Jayhawks to be a favorite to make the Final Four.