Shelby Grimes signs with Newberry College

Shelby Grimes signs with Newberry College
Thursday, May 11, 2017 | by Bryan Eckelberg, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY – Newberry head men’s basketball coach Dave Davis has announced the signing of Shelby Grimes from Charleston Collegiate.

Grimes led his squad to a South Carolina Independent School Association State Championship after averaging 21.3 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, and shot 39 percent from beyond the arc.

“Shelby can really shoot the basketball, which in our system makes him very dangerous, but that is only a part of his offensive game,” said Dave Davis. “This is a young man who has his best basketball ahead of him and are very fortunate to have him joining our basketball family.” 

Grimes was named to the All-Region team, the SCISA State All-Tournament team, and the Lynwood Moody Holiday All-Tournament team. He was selected to play in the South Carolina (SCISA) vs. Georgia (GISA) All-Star game, scoring 27 points and was awarded Most Valuable Player.

Charleston Collegiate coach Antoine Saunders remarked, “Shelby was a joy to coach. He was a great teammate and tireless worker. He is a tough, aggressive player that happens to be one of the best shooters that we as a staff ever coached. Newberry is getting a superb basketball player and a great kid.”