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Quentin Grimes stresses Kentucky Basketball still in the mix

Perhaps UK can get both Immanuel Quickley and Quentin Grimes after all.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are expected to have their top point guard in the 2018 class be five-star Immanuel Quickley. But we can’t count Kentucky out of the race for five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes.

The five-star point man out of Texas scored an offer from UK back in March, but the interest between both sides seemed to have disappeared completely. Part of that was likely due to UK locking in on Quickley, who is expected to commit to John Calipari and UK later this fall.

However, Grimes, who is considered more of a combo guard than a true point guard, wants everyone to know he is still considering UK, according to Kyle Tucker of SEC Country.

“I wouldn’t eliminate them, because (UK coach John Calipari) already told me that he can play with two or three guards out there on the court,” Grimes told SEC Country on Saturday at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale. “He has a good track record. You can see he puts two or three guards out there and they produce and get to the next level quickly. So it’s definitely an option to play with another point guard who can facilitate and get me the ball.”

It’s nothing new for Cal to overload one position and figure out a way to make it work. He’ll have to do that again this year as well; when it seemed as though there was no way Kevin Knox would pick Kentucky because of how full the roster was, he still did.

And now Cal has a ton of wings to work with. He’s also done it with guards on several occasions, including John Wall and Eric Bledsoe in his first season at UK.

Grimes dropped 41 points in front of Joel Justus on Friday, so that has to help his chances with hoe Kentucky views him. Oh, and since we’ve been talking so much about package deals lately, it’s worth noting that Grimes has this on his mind in the form of five-star center Jordan Brown and five-star guard Romeo Langford.

However, UK doesn’t appear to be in the mix for either player. That obviously makes that package deal unlikely, but imagine what those guys could accomplish together.

You can read the rest of Tucker’s story here, which features talk about Grimes’ final list, the Kansas Jayhawks standing out thus far and the numbers he’s putting up in the Adidas Gauntlet.

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