Kansas freshman Quentin Grimes, who was a five-star high school recruit, has announced that he's declaring for the NBA Draft after just one season with the Jayhawks. Grimes announced the news on Twitter, but did not reveal whether or not he'll sign with an agent.
Grimes, in his lone season on campus, averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest. In his team's final game, against Auburn, Grimes scored 15 points with two rebounds and two assists.
Grimes' best game, oddly enough, might have come in his first appearance. Against Michigan State, in the State Farm Champions Classic in November, he scored 21 points.
Grimes included a note with his announcement:
"First, I would like to thank my parents for their unwavering support of my Basketball Journey. I would also like to thank Coach Self, Coach Howard and the entire Kansas Coaching Staff for sharing their knowledge of this game, the Athletic Training Staff for keeping me healthy, the Student Managers for their late night hours, and my Academic Advisors for challenging me to stay mentally sharp.
Lastly, I want to thank the Fans for always bringing "The Noise"!! At this time, I would like to take the opportunity to announced that I am declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. I am looking forward to the next steps of my Basketball Career!"
Grimes' note seems definitive. But if he doesn't get a good draft grade and doesn't sign with an agent, he would have the option to return to the Jayhawks.