In three years, three-star forward Nate Grimes has gone from a player whose first experience of organized basketball didn’t come until his freshman year of high school to a respected prospect who has reeled in a number of offers during his junior season and the summer months that followed. At Desert Pines HS in Las Vegas he also worked hard to improve academically, thus ensuring himself of an opportunity to play Division I college basketball in 2015.
Saturday evening Grimes took to Twitter to reveal the list of schools he focusing on, with seven making the cut. The seven schools (in case you can’t see the embedded tweet below) are Iowa, Fresno State, Utah State, San Francisco, Boise State, Wichita State and Washington State.
Last season the 6-foot-7 Grimes posted averages of 13.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest, and his athleticism and activity in the paint are two attributes that have stood out in the eyes of some scouts. This season Grimes will play at Quality Education Academy in North Carolina, and four of the seven programs on his list have either visited or are scheduled to visit with Grimes (or his parents in Las Vegas) in September or early October.