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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