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Dantwan Grimes Commits to Baylor Basketball

NCAA Basketball: Alcorn State at Baylor

Kilgore College guard Dantwan Grimes announced his commitment to the Baylor Bears, adding to their 2022 recruiting class.  

Grimes, a 6-foot-2 guard who played for the Rangers in Kilgore, Texas, was being courted by several mid-majors, including Bryant, Coastal Carolina, Drake, Eastern Michigan and FIU, according to

But the Bears showed interest, too, as did Oklahoma State with a reported offer in February. But Grimes announced his commitment to the Bears on social media on Monday night.


Grimes still needs to sign a letter-of-intent to make it official.

Grimes was a two-year player at Kilgore, where he averaged 12.2 points last season as the Rangers reached the NJCAA national tournament. He was a 37 percent shooter from the 3-point line who also dished out nearly four assists per game.

Grimes will join the Class of 2022, which includes one of the biggest recruits in the country in IMG Academy 6-foot-4 guard Keyonte George, who is ranked No. 5 in the country. He’s joined by Joshua Ojianwuna, a 6-foot-10 center playing in the NBA Global Academy.  

Grimes is replacing a recruit the Bears recently lost. Dillon Hunter, a 6-foot-3 guard from Sunrise Christian in Wichita, Kansas, signed with Baylor in November, but decommitted on April 18 after Baylor released him from his letter-of-intent. He signed with Clemson on April 20.

The Bears have already added two players through the transfer portal — West Virginia forward Jalen Bridges and BYU forward Caleb Lohner.

There could be more roster flux. Guard Adam Flagler and forward Matthew Mayer are testing the waters of the NBA Draft, but are leaving open the opportunity to return as each has a year of eligibility left.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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