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DeMonte Simpson
DeMonte Simpson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Knoxville, TN

High School:
Bearden HS

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 270

Position:
F


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Freshman (2009-10): Appeared in 23 games, with 11 starts...scored 10 points and had six rebounds at American (11/21/09)...had streak of three straight 10+ rebound games...first career double-double (16 pts, 11 rebs) vs. Warner...10 rebounds at Louisiana (12/12/09)...grabbed four points and six rebounds at Georgia...had five points and six rebounds at WKU (1/14/10)...tallied nine points and four rebounds at North Texas (2/4/10)...missed time due to injury...returned to action with two points and two rebounds vs. Western Kentucky (2/25/10).

Prep: Led Knoxville's Bearden High School to a 35-3 record as a senior, earning a No. 1 ranking in the state of Tennessee and No. 26 nationally... helped the Bulldogs to a remarkable 127-22 record as four-year varsity starter... unanimously recognized as one of East Tennessee's top high school players... 2009 First Team All-State (Class AAA) selection by The Tennessee Sports Writers Association... Knoxville News Sentinel All-State honoree three times... three-time District 4-AAA honoree... blocked 72 shots as a senior, anchoring a Bearden team that posted a convincing 93-43 victory over rival Oak Ridge High School to claim Tennessee's Region 2-AAA championship title... drew praise as Tennessee's Region 2AAA MVP from tnprephoops.com... shined against top-competition, scoring 24 points and clearing 12 rebounds in front of a capacity crowd when ESPN's No. 2-ranked Oak Hill Academy of North Carolina visited Knoxville in January of 2009... allowed Bearden to make serious noise at the 26th annual Arby's Classic in Bristol, Tennessee, finishing 3rd... 2009 preseason McDonald's All-America Nominee... averaged 14.6 points and 10 rebounds for Bearden as a junior in 2007-08, helping the Bulldogs amass a record of 33-4... recognized as one of the nation's top junior prospects in 2007-08 by HoopScoopOnline.com... Recognized as a top underclassmen by KyPrepHoops.com following a sophomore season in which Bearden advanced into the 2007 Region 2AAA semifinals.

Personal: Born in Knoxville, Tennessee... plans to study sports management... high school teammates of Nathan Parker (Wofford), Tony White, Jr. (College of Charleston) and Blake Jenkins (Belmont)... cousin of former NBA and University of Tennessee star Alan Houston.

Career Stats
                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2009-10   23-11   386/16.8   41-83   .494   0-0     .000   23-44   .523 28-75    103  4.5  59-4   9   24  7   3   105/4.6
TOTAL     23-11   386/16.8   41-83   .494   0-0     .000   23-44   .523 28-75    103  4.5  59-4   9   24  7   3   105/4.6

Career Highs
Points - 16 ... 12/10/10 vs. Warner
Mins - 44 ... 12/10/10 vs. Warner
Rebs - 11 ... 12/10/10 vs. Warner
Off Rebs - 4 ... 12/10/10 vs. Warner
Assists - 2 ... 2x, last 12/10/10 vs. Warner
Blocks - 2 ... 2x, last 12/10/10 vs. Warner
Steals - 1 ... 3x, last 12/12/09 vs. Louisiana
FG Made - 6 ... 12/10/10 vs. Warner
FG Att - 12 ... 12/10/10 vs. Warner
FG % (5+ att) 4-5... 2/14/10 at North Texas
FT Made - 5 ... 11/23/09 at Manhattan
FT Att - 9 ... 12/10/10 vs. Warner
FT % (4+ att) - 5-7 ... 11/23/09 at Manhattan

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