According to Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self, talented guard Quentin Grimes is certainly in a slump, but there’s no reason for panic.
“He’s in a funk. I mean that’s just calling it like it is,” Self said when asked about Grimes, via The Kansas City Star.
“He’ll get out of it,” Self quickly added, “but he’s going to have to get out of it (himself). That’s the thing. (People may ask) are you showing confidence? Well, he’s starting every game. He’s still playing 25 minutes a game (25.8 mpg average). But the bottom line is he’s got to produce.”
The freshman started his first collegiate campaign by dropping 21 points on the Michigan State Spartans. Since then, however, he’s be far less efficient and slightly inconsistent. He’s only scored in double figures in one other game (against Vermont), and is shooting below 36 percent from the floor. He is, it is worth noting, shooting really well from distance, making 41 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
Bill Self realizes the Kansas Jayhawks talent is learning on the fly, though, and did admit what he’d like to see him do moving forward.
“I’d like for him to watch tape and study and say, ‘OK, now we have to get the ball downhill and what am I not doing to put pressure on the defense?’ From an activity standpoint,” Self stated.
Either way, considering how well Kansas is playing, Quentin Grimes still developing is a first class problem to have.
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