Texas A&M basketball: Quentin Grimes visits Aggies

Texas A&M Basketball hosted Kansas transfer Quentin Grimes for a visit on Sunday. Can the Aggies land the highly sought-after transfer?

After being a victim of the vicious transfer market with the departure of Admon Gilder to Gonzaga, Texas A&M basketball has a big chance to redeem themselves with an addition of their own.

That potential addition is Quentin Grimes, a transfer from Kansas.

Grimes, a former McDonald’s All-American and five-star recruit, started all 36 games for the Jayhawks last season.

A shooting guard, Grimes averaged 8.4 points and two assists per game for Kansas last season. Grimes did not quite perform to expectations as an elite recruit but is a very talented guard with NBA potential.

That NBA potential was tested in the past month, as Grimes put his name in the 2019 NBA Draft. Grimes participated in the NBA Draft Combine but decided to withdraw his name and retain his college eligibility.

Just one day after Grimes announced his withdrawal from the draft, he announced that he would be transferring from Kansas. Grimes has kept his list of suitors short, as he has visited just two schools (Houston and Texas A&M) and is not expected to take any more visits.

Landing Grimes would be a huge get for Buzz Williams. Grimes is an unlikely candidate to obtain a waiver for immediate eligibility, so he would need to sit out the 2019-20 season before becoming eligible for the next three seasons.

Next season expects to be a rebuilding one for Williams’ group, but as a talented recruiter, Williams will certainly have the Aggies back up and competing by the time Grimes would be eligible.

If Grimes were to commit to Texas A&M, Williams would have his first big recruiting win as head coach. Winning Grimes over an in-state rival would make it even sweeter, but Grimes has the potential to be a program-changing building block for Texas A&M.