ABOUT JAARON 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.
ARCHBISHOP ALTER HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for head coach Joe Petrocelli... Played for All-Ohio Red AAU Team... Chose Houston over Wichita State, Butler, Xavier, Dayton, Southern Miss, UCF and Tulane. Senior (2012-13): Averaged 24.0 points per game while hitting nearly 47 percent from the field... Also tallied 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game... Led team to a 16-5 record and the Greater Catholic League North championship... GCL North Player of the Year... Earned Special Mention on the Associated Press Division II All-Ohio Team... Scored 30 or more points five times in a game... Became the sixth player in school history to score 1,000 points or more during his career... Finished as the Knights' all-time leading scorer and ranked second in career assists.... Only freshman to start for the varsity team in the history of the program... Scored 28 points to lead the Knights to a win against Marion-Franklin High in a Division II regional semifinal... Posted eight points during the final 4:44 of the game... Scored 29 points to lead Alter High to the upset against No. 1 Thurgood Marshall High... Opened the season with 38 points against Miami Valley High. Sophomore (2010-11): Named to the Division II All-Area First Team by the Dayton Daily News... Only underclassman on the squad... Averaged 17.3 points per game.
Full name is Jaaron Romero Simmons... First name is pronounced Juh-ron... Born April 8, 1995, in Dayton, Ohio... Son of Sarita and Aaron Simmons... Undeclared major.