Quentin Grimes to transfer from Kansas

Kansas guard Quentin Grimes (5) grabs a rebound over Iowa State forward Michael Jacobson (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(WIBW) -- Quentin Grimes has withdrawn his name from the 2019 NBA Draft and will enter the transfer portal, the KU Athletics Dept. announced Wednesday night.

“We’ve all enjoyed coaching Quentin this past year and certainly appreciate his efforts,” Self said in the release. “We initially anticipated him staying in the draft but he and his family decided to return to college but not return to the University of Kansas.

"We totally support and respect Quentin and his decision and wish him the very best moving forward. We believe Quentin will have a long professional basketball career and look forward to watching his development.”

Grimes started every game during his freshman season and averaged 8.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

He finished second on the team with 54 3-pointers.

Grimes declared for the draft following the 2018-19 season and participated in the NBA Combine as well as workouts for multiple teams.

The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is today at 11:59 p.m.

Devon Dotson announced via Twitter he is withdrawing from the draft and will return to Kansas.