Feb. 28, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior guard Keith Simmons (Kingston, N.Y.) has been named to the 2007 National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District I first team, it was announced this afternoon. The only player from the Patriot League named to the NABC's All-District teams, Simmons is now eligible for the NABC All-America team, which will be announced at the conclusion of the season.
Simmons was named the Patriot League Player of the Year and first team All-Patriot League earlier this week, after leading the team and the conference in scoring with an average of 17.5 points per game this season. He also led the team with 6.0 rebounds per game and was second on the squad with 2.5 steals per game, marks which ranked third and second in the conference, respectively. Simmons has scored in double figures in 41 straight games dating back to last year, and has also led the team in scoring 16 times this season. He currently ranks first on the school career list for games played (122), second for three-point field goals made (191), second for three-point field goal attempts (454), fifth for three-point field goal percentage (42.1 percent), fifth for steals (188), sixth for minutes played (3,397) and 11th for points scored (1,604). In addition, Simmons is one of only eight players in Patriot League history to earn first team all-conference honors three years in a row.
The Patriot League regular season co-champion, Holy Cross (22-8, 13-1 Patriot League) returns to action tonight, Feb. 28, when it plays host to Lafayette in a quarterfinal round game of the Patriot League Tournament. The contest between the Crusaders and the Leopards is scheduled to tip-off at 7:00 p.m. at the Hart Center.
For a complete list of the 2006-2007 NABC All-District teams in PDF format, click here.