Lenoir-Rhyne's Simmons Named AstroTurf Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Lenoir-Rhyne's Simmons Named AstroTurf Men's Basketball Player of the Week

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Lenoir-Rhyne guard Darius Simmons has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played January 28 through February 3, the Conference announced today.

Simmons, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., led the Bears to a perfect week with wins over No. 6/9 Queens (92-79), handing the Royals their first SAC loss of the season, and Carson-Newman (100-91) in overtime. He was an instant force off of the bench in both games, converting 9-of-12 from the field and a scorching 7-of-8 from three-point range. On the week, Simmons averaged 13.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, and one assist in only 29 minutes of action.

This is Simmons's first Player of the Week selection this season. 

2018-19 AstroTurf SAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12 – Cory Thomas, Lenoir-Rhyne

Nov. 19 – Grant Teichmann, Carson-Newman

Nov. 26 – Djibril Diallo, Lenoir-Rhyne

Dec. 3 – Marco Haskins, Wingate

Dec. 10 – Daniel Carr, Queens

Dec. 17 – Gage Ellis, Anderson

Jan. 2 – Lewis Diankulu, Queens

Jan. 7 – Marco Haskins, Wingate

Jan. 14 – Shaun Willett, Queens

Jan. 22 – Donovan Donaldson, Tusculum

Jan. 28 – Shaun Willett, Queens

Feb. 4 – Darius Simmons, Lenoir-Rhyne

 

AstroTurf is an official corporate partner of the South Atlantic Conference and title sponsor of the Conference's Player of the Week awards program.

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