Jan. 2, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Senior guard Keith Simmons (Kingston, N.Y.), a member of the Holy Cross men's basketball team, has been named the Anaconda Patriot League Player of the Week, for competition from December 25-31. Simmons averaged 18.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game last week, while leading the Crusaders to a 2-1 record at the La Salle Invitational. Over the course of the three games, Simmons made 19 of 30 field goal attempts (63.3 percent) and 10 of 16 shots from three-point range (62.5 percent).
In Thursday's 68-48 win over La Salle, Simmons totaled 14 points, six rebounds and three steals, while making all four of his shots from three-point range. He then scored a season-high 23 points and pulled down three rebounds in Friday's 67-61 loss to Niagara. Simmons concluded the week with 17 points, two rebounds and two assists in Saturday's 49-47 victory over Delaware.
Through 14 games played this season, Simmons is now averaging 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals per contest. Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he has scored 1,316 points, while making 49.7 percent of his field goal attempts (455 of 915) and 43.7 percent from three-point range (167 of 382). Simmons is currently the all-time Patriot League leader in career three-point field goal percentage, and while ranking second all-time at Holy Cross in three-point field goals made and 18th in points scored.
Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, January 3, when it travels to Boston University for a 7:00 p.m. game.