The Phenom Team Camp was off the charts this past weekend, as we had a tremendous opportunity to watch a ton of talent all under one building as well as get an early look at high school teams for this upcoming season. One prospect we were eager to see was Clayton’s 2025 6’8 Andrew Grimes, a player committed to Liberty and one who is coming off a strong junior season in which he averaged 18ppg, 5.8rpg, and 2.6apg.

The Comets will be a fun team to watch all season long after a strong year last year and the talent they will have on the court. Still, getting another opportunity to watch Grimes in action, he continues to be one of the more underrated players in the state and brings such a unique game to the floor.

When we watched Grimes starting two years ago, he displayed a strong feel in the paint and around the post, as well as being active on the glass. You can read about his game when we first introduced him back in 2022 here:

But from when we started watching him until this past weekend, Grimes has only added more to his game, gotten bigger and stronger, and really showed how he can be an effective weapon in a variety of ways.

Grimes still flourishes using his 6’8 frame, his athleticism, and his ability to make plays around the basket and on the boards. He offers a lot with his frame and fluidity, but one can see that he offers versatility and has been adding more to his game. Grimes shows that he can make plays off the dribble, handle and create at times, stretch the floor with his feel from the perimeter, and be effective defensively in various positions. Grimes offers a tremendous combination of skill and talent, but I also believe he still has room for growth as he offers a lot of potential.

He showed that on several occasions at the Phenom Team Camp, and I’m eager to see what he can do as a senior.  But from what I saw at the event, Grimes continues to be one of the more intriguing prospects to look at this year.

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