January 15, 2007

Keith Simmons Named Patriot League Player Of The Week

Jan. 15, 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 8-14. Simmons averaged 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game last week, while leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories over Army (66-42) and Bucknell (65-60). Over the course of the two games, he made four of nine shots from three-point range (44.4 percent) and 18 of 23 attempts at the free throw line (78.3 percent). Simmons has now been named the Patriot League Player of the Week three straight weeks and four times overall this season, after previously earning the honor on November 27, January 1 and January 8.

In Tuesday's victory over Army, Simmons led the team with 18 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists. Then in Friday's win over Bucknell, he scored 22 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Through 18 games played this season, Simmons is now averaging 18.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per contest. He has scored in double figures in 29 straight games dating back to last year, and has led Holy Cross in scoring 11 times this season.

Over the course of his career as a Crusader, Simmons has scored 1,403 points, while making 49.8 percent of his field goal attempts (479 of 991) and 43.8 percent from three-point range (177 of 404). 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 13th in points scored.

Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, January 17, when it plays host to Navy at 7:00 p.m.