Jan. 8, 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 January 1-7. Simmons averaged 23.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game last week, while leading the Crusaders to a pair of road victories over Boston University (73-70 in overtime) and Lafayette (84-74). Over the course of the two games, he made 15 of 27 field goal attempts (55.6 percent) and six of 13 shots from three-point range (46.2 percent). Simmons has now been named the Patriot League Player of the Week three times this season, after previously earning the honor on November 27 and January 1.
In Wednesday's victory over Boston University, Simmons led the team with 21 points and 11 rebounds, good for his third career double-double. Then in Saturday's win over Lafayette, he scored a season-high 26 points to go along with six rebounds and three steals. Through 16 games played this season, Simmons is now averaging 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per contest. He has scored in double figures in 27 straight games dating back to last year, and has led Holy Cross in scoring nine times this season.
Over the course of his career as a Crusader, Simmons has scored 1,363 points, while making 49.9 percent of his field goal attempts (470 of 942) and 43.8 percent from three-point range (173 of 395). 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 15th in points scored.
Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, January 9, when it plays host to Army at 7:00 p.m., in a contest which will be shown live on WCTR-TV3 in Worcester.