Tyler Myers is holding an in depth eye on the NCAA March Insanity event, and never simply due to his bracket.
The Vancouver Canucks defenceman says he has the College of Houston Cougars “going all the best way,” and there’s an excellent purpose for that. His a lot youthful brother, Quentin Grimes, is enjoying a starring position as a guard for Houston.
Grimes scored 22 factors on Sunday, serving to the No. 2 seed Cougars get previous the Rutgers College Scarlet Knights, and into the Candy 16. In the event that they beat No. 11 seed Syracuse on Saturday, they’ll be into the Elite Eight.
Grimes and Myers have the identical mom, Tonja Stelly, regardless of rising up aside in two completely different nations. Myers, 31, is 11 years older than his brother.
“We simply didn’t get to spend so much of time collectively rising up with the massive age distinction and him being down in Texas,” Myers instructed reporters from Vancouver immediately.
The 2 brothers had been each born in Houston, however Myers moved to Calgary along with his father at age 10, when Grimes was nonetheless a child. Grimes, in the meantime, grew up along with his mother in Houston. As such, the pair didn’t spend a lot time collectively as children, however that doesn’t imply the concord is absent.
“All the time hope for the very best for him and also you check out what he’s been in a position to do all through his college profession right here — he went via some adversity early on,” Myers mentioned of his brother, who transferred from Kansas to Houston in 2018. “The work he’s put in to get the place he’s immediately exhibits what he’s fabricated from and I’m actually joyful for him.”
The pair seem to have picked up the athletic gene from their mom, as Stelly excelled at each tennis and basketball. They each received their top from someplace too, as Grimes is listed at six-foot-five. Myers is likely one of the tallest gamers within the NHL at six-foot-eight.
The brothers have a shot to make sporting historical past, relying on how Grimes’ profession progresses. If Grimes performs within the NBA, he and Myers would grow to be the first-ever brother duo to play within the NHL and NBA.
“I might love for us to be the primary NHL and NBA brothers,” Grimes mentioned in 2018. “My mother [would be] ecstatic to have two of her sons in two completely different leagues. We get the genes from her, so gotta give her all of the credit score.”