UK in Grimes’ final 7, but Rivals.com analyst Krysten Peek cannot see him picking Cats

By LARRY VAUGHT

Texas point guard Quentin Grimes did not surprise Rivals.com basketball recruiting writer Krysten Peek when he listed Kentucky among seven schools he’s still considering.

The 6-4 Grimes, who got a scholarship offer from UK coach John Calipari last month, also has Kansas, Arizona, Texas, Texas A&M, Marquette and Baylor in his top seven schools.

“I’ve seen (UK assistant coach) Kenny Payne at some of his games,” Peek said. “It’ll be a tough get (for UK) with Arizona, Kansas and Texas leading the way.

“I think he’ll take an official (visit) there just to check it out and see the atmosphere. I can’t see him and (UK point guard target) Immanuel (Quickley) playing together in the backcourt, though.”

Grimes has a visit scheduled to Kansas for Sept. 29-30. He has no other visits planned.

Grimes averaged 21.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.3 assists in six games on the Adidas Gauntlett this summer.

ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg is a Grimes fan.

“Besides being an elite player this young man is the total package. Whoever gets him gets a special person,” Greenberg posted on Twitter.

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