Grimes is a 21 year-old scoring guard that can catch and shoot as well as anyone in this Draft. He was the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year. ...He averaged 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in 2020-21. He shot 40.3% from three-point range, and 78.8% FT. His career assist-to-turnover ratio is 1.07-to-1. Right-handed with a 6'8" wingspan. He posted a 38.5" max. vert at the NBA Draft Combine. ...Grimes led the AAC in boxscore plus/minus. ...His DEFRTG was worse than the Houston team DEFRTG. ...Grimes was the MVP on the Gold-Medal winning USA Basketball U18 team at the FIBA Americas Championship. ...Grimes has positional size to complement his skill. He is reliable as a wing scorer. I liked watching him play at Houston. He really improved in the last two seasons.
Our best advice: in 2019, the 34th pick was Bruno Fernando. We advised, "draft Bol Bol."