Troy Simons named Player of the Week

Sophomore guard Troy Simons earned NJCAA Region 8 Player of the Week honors. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Sophomore guard Troy Simons earned NJCAA Region 8 Player of the Week honors. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Troy Simons of Polk State has been named NJCAA Region 8 Men's Basketball Player of the Week. 

During the Jan. 30 – Feb. 5 voting period, Simons: 

  • Averaged 37.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.5 steals in two games
  • Shot 56.8 percent (25-of-44) from the field, 54.5 percent (12-of-22) on three-pointers and 86.7 percent (13-of-15) from the free throw line
  • Scored 43 points and hit eight three-pointers against Florida SouthWestern
  • Followed that with a 32-point effort against St. Petersburg, including the game-winning three-pointer that allowed him to eclipse 1000 career points

Simons, a sophomore guard from Pittsburgh, leads NJCAA Region 8 in points-per-game (25.7) and ranks second in total points (489). 

Nov 23
Men's Basketball 6:00 PM
at Gulf Coast State College
Nov 24
Men's Basketball TBA
at TBA
Gulf Coast Classic Panama City, Fla.
Nov 24
Men's Basketball TBA
Walters State Community College
Commodore Classic Panama City, Fla.
Nov 25
Men's Basketball TBA
at TBA
Gulf Coast Classic Panama City, Fla.
Nov 29
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Dec 01
Men's Basketball 5:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Jim Grimes Classic Melbourne, Fla.
Dec 02
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Tallahassee Community College
Jim Grimes Classic Melbourne, Fla.

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