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Quentin Grimes Receives Associated Press All-America, USBWA All-District Honors

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POSTED: March 16, 2021 -- 4:10 p.m. CT

Houston Cougars Men's Basketball junior guard Quentin Grimes to earn postseason awards on Tuesday with All-America recognition from the Associated Press and All-District accolades from the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Grimes earned his second All-America award during the postseason with a Third-Team designation from the AP and was Houston's lone representative on the 10-man USBWA All-District VII squad. He previously received Third-Team honors from Sporting News.

Grimes has led the Cougars to a 24-3 record, 14-3 mark in American Athletic Conference play and The American Tournament title. The Cougars have been ranked in both national polls for every week during the 2020-21 season and spent 12 weeks in the Top 10, including at No. 6 in both polls this week.

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Grimes leads the Cougars and ranks third in the American Athletic Conference with 18.0 points per game and stands eighth in the league with 6.0 rebounds per contest.

Grimes averaged 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals over three games to help lead the Cougars to the American Athletic Conference Tournament championship, the first conference tournament title for Houston since 2010.

Named The American Co-Player of the Year following the regular season, Grimes became only the fourth Cougar in school history to sweep regular-season Conference Player of the and Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors in the same season, He joined center Hakeem Olajuwon (1984 Southwest Conference), guard Michael Young (1983 SWC) and guard Rob Williams (1981 SWC).

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