Quentin Grimes Bio: Facts, Early Life & Education

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Quentin Grimes is the 23 years old professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Fellow NBA player James Harden who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers, mentored Quentin while he was growing up in Houston.

It was Harden (then with the Rockets) who showed an interest in Quentin while he was a high schooler and also helped steer him to the University of Houston after he transferred following his freshman year at the University of Kansas.

Interestingly, on December 25, 2022, Quentin went head-to-head against his mentor James Harden.

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NBA Star Quentin Grimes (Source: New York Post)

In this article, we will discuss all about Quentin Grimes, his bio, career, personal information, and more. Please stick with us till the end of the article. 

Let’s begin with some quick facts. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Quentin Marshall Grimes 
Known As Quentin Grimes
Nickname Quentin
Birthdate May 8, 2000
Age 23 Years Old
Birthplace  Houston, Texas, United States
Current Residence New York, United States
Father’s Name Marshall Grimes
Mother’s Name Tonja Stelly
Siblings Tyler Myers (Half-Brother)
Nationality American
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend None
Children Not Yet
Built Athletic
Sexual Orientation Straight
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Height 6 ft. 5 in/1.96 m/196 cm
Weight 210 lb./95 kg
Ethnicity Not Known
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Profession Professional Basketball Player
Education The Woodlands, College Park, University of Kansas, University of Houston
NBA Draft Los Angeles Clippers: 2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th Overall
Awards & Achievements McDonald’s All-American (2018)

Third-team All-American – AP, USBWA, NABC, SN (2021)

First-team All-AAC (2021)

Playing Career 2021-Present
Association New York Knicks (2021-Present)
Position Shooting Guard
Shirt Number 6
Salary $2.78 Million
Net Worth $1-$5 Million
Social Media Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter
Merch  Signed Card, Signed Jersey 
Last Update May, 2023

Early Life & Education

Early Life

Quentin Grimes was born on May 8, 2000, in Houston, Texas, United States, to his father Marshall Grimes, and mother, Tonja Stelly.

Grimes has an older maternal half-brother named Tyler Myers, who plays professional ice hockey as a defenseman for the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks.

Childhood Pic Quentin
Childhood Picture of Quentin Grimes (Source: Slam Magazine) 

However, the two brothers have never lived together because of Tyler’s move to Canada for his professional career along with his father. But it is known that the two brothers are the first pair to play in the NBA and NHL.

Education

Quentin Grimes graduated high school in 2018 from The Woodlands College Park in Texas.

He played exceptionally well throughout high school, and just before entering college, Grimes was projected as a top-five pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

He committed to playing collegiate basketball at the University of Kansas on November 15, 2017.

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Quentin Grimes With His Parents (Source: USA Today High School Sports) 

Grimes declared to enter the 2019 NBA Draft as a sophomore at Kansas but pulled out before the deadline and decided to transfer to Houston.

He again announced that he would declare for the 2021 NBA Draft on April 9, forgoing his remaining college eligibility.

Career

Quentin Grimes was drafted 25th overall in the 1st round of the 2021 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers but was traded to the New York Knicks.

Knicks announced that they had signed Grimes on August 6, 2021.

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NBA Player Quentin Grimes (Sources: Wikipedia) 

In his debut game against the Milwaukee Bucks, he scored 27 points and made seven three-pointers.

He also joined the Knicks’ 2022 NBA Summer League roster.

Aside from NBA, Grimes represented the United States in June 2018 at the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men.

Awards & Achievements

Quentin Grimes has earned numerous awards for his exceptional basketball skills, some of them including: 

  • All-NBA Summer League First Team (2022)
  • FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship MVP (2018)
  • Jordan Brand Classic (2018)
  • Texas Mr. Basketball (2018)
  • Third-team All-American – AP, USBWA, NABC, SN (2021)
  • AAC co-Player of the Year (2021)

Net Worth & Contracts

Net Worth

It’s been just over a year since Grimes made his NBA debut, but he has earned a handsome amount from the salaries and incentives.

Even though the exact figure on his net worth is unavailable, it is believed to be somewhere between $1 and $5 million.

In addition to his NBA earnings, Grimes also earns well from his brand deals with several top-tier companies.

Contracts

On August 6, 2021, Grimes signed a four-year $11.13 million contract with the New York Knicks with an average annual salary of $2.78 million and the full amount guaranteed.

The Knicks exercised a $2.39 million option for 2023-24 on October 26, 2022.

Relationships & Social Media

The Knicks point guard Quentin Grimes has managed to keep his romantic involvement private.

There is no factual data on whether the point guard is single, taken, married, or involved in a serious relationship at this time.

Even his social media does not provide any hint regarding this subject matter.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Talking about his social media, the guy is quite famous on Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram profile, where he shares his professional updates, vacation pictures, and workout reels, has over 186k followers.

Similarly, his Twitter has over 35.9k followers.

Unknown Facts About Quentin Grimes

  • Quentin averaged 8.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game as a freshman at the University of Kansas.
  • After transferring to Houston, Quentin was granted a waiver and was eligible to play for the Houston Cougars men’s basketball team immediately instead of sitting out a season.
  • Despite getting offers from Marquette, Texas, Kentucky, and eight other schools, Grimes committed to playing at the University of Kansan on November 15, 2017.

Popularity Graph

Below is the popularity trend of the NBA player in the United States. The data is based on the internet searches made over the past 12 months. 

Popularity of Quentin Grimes Over The Past 12 Months
Popularity of Quentin Grimes Over The Past 12 Months (Source: Google)

The above graph shows that the athlete is quite popular. In November, Quentin suffered an injury, because of which the searches related to him soared a bit. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is the salary of Quentin Grimes?

The NBA player has a salary of $2,277,000 in 2022/23 season. He will earn $2,385,720 in 2023/24, $4,296,682 in 2024/25 and $6,311,825 in 2025/26 with the New York Knicks.

What is the career stat of Quentin Grimes?

At the time of writing, Quentin maintains a career stat of 79 games played, 7.9 points per game, 42.9 filed goal percentage, 2.7 rebounds per game, 1.4 assists per game, 0.7 steals per game and 0.3 blocks per game.

Pranaya Poudelhttp://playersbio.com
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