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Quentin Grimes Named Naismith Trophy Semifinalist

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POSTED: March 4, 2021 -- 11:32 a.m. CT

Houston Cougars junior guard Quentin Grimes was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2021 Naismith Trophy.

The award is given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the nation's top collegiate player.

This season, Grimes leads the Cougars and ranks second in the American Athletic Conference with 17.9 points per game and stands eighth in the league with 6.1 rebounds per game.

This is the latest honor for Grimes. Grimes has also been named to the John R. Wooden Award Late-Season Top 20 Watch List and the Lute Olson Award Mid-Season Watch List.

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2021 Men's Naismith Trophy Semifinalists

Jared Butler Junior Guard Baylor Big 12
Cade Cunningham Freshman Guard Oklahoma State Big 12
Hunter Dickinson Freshman Center Michigan Big Ten
Ayo Dosunmo Junior Guard Illinois Big Ten
Luka Garza Senior Center Iowa Big Ten
Quentin Grimes Junior Guard Houston AAC
Herbert Jones Senior Forward / Guard Alabama SEC
Corey Kispert Senior Forward Gonzaga West Coast Conference
Evan Mobley Freshman Forward USA Pac-12
Drew Timme Sophomore Forward Gonzaga West Coast Conference

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