Playing at the Next Level
December 12, 2013By Daniel Morrison of Archbishop Alter High School
As Knights basketball season is underway, a former Alter player is competing at the next level. Houston's guard, Jaaron Simmons, is doing well his first year for the Cougars. Simmons has gotten some playing time his freshman year by getting in 11 games and playing for 89 minutes. He has 18 points on the season;10 of those from free throws. He is shooting 91% from the line. Jaaron also has 9 assists and two steals so far this season.
This is what Houston has to say about Simmons:
"Outstanding guard who can distribute the ball but can still score... Great competitor and unselfish player... Talented all-around athlete... Possesses a good change of speed, which allows him to get into the lane and finish or dish... Good scorer who has a nice pull-up and can bury the jumper."
Listed are some facts about Simmon's high school playing career at Archbishop Alter High School.
- Averaged 24 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game
- Lead the 2012-2013 Knights to a GCL North title going 5-1 in division play; 8-2 in GCL North and Cental play
-GCL North Player of the Year
-Special Mention for the AP DII All-Ohio Team
-All time leading scorer at Alter High School
-Scored 29 points in the sectional finals to help knock off #1 Thurgood Marshall
-Led the Knights to a District and Regional Championship, and a trip to the DII Final Four