Kansas lands five-star G Quentin Grimes, jumps Duke for No. 1 in Class of 2018
Grimes is the No. 16 overall player in the Class of 2018
Five-star combo guard Quentin Grimes announced Wednesday that he is Lawrence-bound and will play his college ball for Bill Self at Kansas.
Grimes committed to the Jayhawks over finalists Kentucky, Marquette and Texas, all of which he made official visits to before deciding. He is the fourth commitment of the Class of 2018 for KU and the second five-star, joining point guard Devon Dotson, who .
"It's the winning tradition that they have, I mean winning 13 straight Big 12 championships and everything else they have done," Grimes told Rivals.com about why he picked KU. "Also playing for a coach like Bill Self, who really lets his guards go. He puts the ball in his guards' hands and lets them make plays to succeed."
The commitment of Grimes now boosts Kansas into the No. 1 spot in the recruiting rankings for 2018, jumping Duke -- which previously held the top spot after to kick off the early signing period, as well as Kentucky.
Kansas' four Class of 2018 commitments -- Dotson, Grimes, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack -- are all top-40 players in the 247Sports composite rankings. Self might not be done, either. Despite Wednesday marking the final day of the early signing period, Kansas is still heavily involved with No. 2 overall prospect Zion Williamsonas well as five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford, who named the Jayhawks in his final three schools earlier this week.
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