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Derrick Simmons
Derrick Simmons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Wales, FL

High School:
Lake Wales HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 210

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
10/06/1985


Junior (2006-07): Set career-highs in nearly every statistical category...averaged 7.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 31 games, starting 15...blocked 13 shots and had 22 steals...scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting while grabbing four rebounds as a reserve against Oklahoma State (11/10)...went 7-for-12 from the field, scoring 15 points against Marist off the bench (11/19)...hit all six shot attempts against Florida Memorial, finishing with 17 points and five rebounds (11/28)...went 2-for-3 from behind the arc against Norfolk State to score 12 points and reach double figures for the secondconsecutive game (12/2)...scored a career-high 21 points in FAU's first Sun Belt Conference game against Troy (12/13)...went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe against the Trojans...posted his firstcareer double-double against UMKC with 16 points and a career-best 16 rebounds in a career-high 36 minutes (12/23) ...seven of the 16 rebounds were on the offensive glass, also a career-best...blocked a career-high three shots against Florida International (12/28)...scored 15 points off the bench, going 7-for-10 from the field and grabbed three rebounds against Arkansas-Little Rock (1/27)...went 5-for-5 from the field and scored 16 points while grabbing six boards in a win over South Alabama (2/21)...an 8-for-10 effort from the free throw line aided a 17-point, seven- rebound effort against MTSU (2/24)...scored five points and grabbed five rebounds against Western Kentucky in the second round of the Sun Belt Tournament (3/4).


Sophomore (2005-06): Averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 23 games, starting eight...led the team in field goal percentage (55.6%)...averaged 8.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and shot 60.0% from the field in games he started...drained 12 points on five-of-seven shooting with two steals at Northwestern (11/21)...set career-highs for minutes (31) and assists (four) and rebounds (five) vs. Jacksonville (12/4)...matched careers-highs for points (14), field goals made (six), three-pointers made (two) and attempted (three) and rebounds (five) vs. Marist (12/29)...swiped a career-high five steals with four rebounds at Mercer (2/7).

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 5.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13 games...saw action in the first two games before being sidelined for 14 contests due to injury...posted 12 points vs. Lipscomb (1/29)...hauled in career-high seven rebounds vs. Belmont (1/31)...scored a career-high 14 points at Jacksonville (2/10).

High School: Attended Lake Wales High School in Lake Wales, FL...coached by Jimmy Johnson...averaged 20.8 points and 9.8 rebounds as a senior...named First-Team All-County three times...named Third-Team All-State (4A) by the Florida Sports Writers Association (FSWA)...played in Nike All-America Camp in 2003...MVP of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) All-Star Game...graduated with honors.

Personal: Education major...born Oct. 6, 1985, in Lake Wales, FL...son of Barbara Ann Paul and Roy Simmons.

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