Simmons repeats as honoree
Xavier University’s Anthony Simmons is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in men’s basketball for the second consecutive time.
Simmons, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Rochester, N.Y., averaged 13.3 points, 11 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots and shot 57.7 percent from the floor to help the Gold Rush win two of three conference games. Simmons scored 15 points in an overtime loss to SUNO on Jan. 10, had 12 rebounds and a season-high 18 points in a victory against Edward Waters on Friday and then had seven points and a career-high-tying 13 rebounds in a victory against Fisk on Saturday.
Simmons has started 11 times in 16 appearances and leads Xavier with 10.4 points per game scoring average.