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Quentin Grimes, the 6-foot-5, 195-pound point guard from College Park High School (TX), enjoyed his official visit to Kentucky this past weekend.
He had already visited Texas (Sept. 22) and still has trips to Kansas (Oct. 13) and Marquette (Oct. 20) after a USA Basketball mini-camp this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“He went to Kentucky,” Rhossi Carron, Grimes’ AAU program director with Basketball University, told ZAGSBLOG. “It went good, I think he really liked it. Basically, they just have so much credibility just because of the success they’ve had, not just with elite guys but with guys they feel can be one-and-done.
“They feel like he’s one of the best guards in the country, like one of the better NBA prospects in that class. They feel if he came in and got to improving, the opportunity to play against other guys that are just as talented in practice will take him to another level. They feel he has a chance to be one-and-done.”
Filip Petrusev, the 6-foot-11, 215-pound Serbian forward from Montverde (FL) Academy, enjoyed his official visit to Tennessee last weekend and his weighing his future plans.
“The visit was great,” he said. “I’m really happy with what I have seen, great facilities, campus, coaches, bigtime basketball. They said that they need a more talented player than the ones they have who can make [an] immediate impact and play right away. That’s why they made me a No. 1 priority.”
Petrusev has also taken an official to Charlotte.
“Charlotte has a Serbian coach [Ivo Simovic] and Serbian players [Milos Supica and Luka Vasic],” he said of their appeal.