March 19, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior guard Keith Simmons (Kingston, N.Y.), a member of the Holy Cross men's basketball team, has been named to the 2007 College Insider Mid-Major All-America team. Simmons was one of 21 players from across the nation selected to the squad, which was chosen by Division I head coaches, NBA scouts and the College Insider staff.
Simmons was previously named the Patriot League Player of the Year and first team All-Patriot League, in addition to being a first team All-District I selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He led the team and the conference in scoring this season with an average of 16.9 points per game. He also led the team with 5.8 rebounds per game and was second on the squad with 2.3 steals per game, marks which ranked fifth and second in the conference, respectively.
Simmons scored in double figures in 44 straight games from Feb. 1, 2006-March 9, 2007, and also led the team in scoring 16 times this season. He finished his career first on the school career list for games played (126); second for three-point field goals made (194) and three-point field goal attempts (463); fifth for three-point field goal percentage (41.9 percent), steals (191) and minutes played (3,539); and ninth for points scored (1,654). 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.
Holy Cross finished the 2006-2007 campaign with an overall record of 25-8. The Crusaders won the Patriot League Tournament title for the fifth time in school history, in addition to sharing the conference regular season crown with a 13-1 mark in league games.
A complete list of the 2007 College Insider Mid-Major All-America team follows.
2007 COLLEGE INSIDER MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Name Pos. Ht. Cl. School Craig Bradshaw C 6-10 Sr. Winthrop Gerald Brown G 6-4 Jr. Loyola (Md.) Stephen Curry G 6-0 Fr. Davidson Nate Funk G 6-3 Sr. Creighton A.J. Graves G 6-1 Jr. Butler Caleb Green F 6-8 Sr. Oral Roberts Kyle Hines F 6-6 Sr. North Carolina-Greensboro Jared Jordan G 6-2 Sr. Marist Courtney Lee G/F 6-5 Jr. Western Kentucky Eric Maynor G 6-2 So. Virginia Commonwealth Bo McCalebb G 6-0 Jr. New Orleans Gary Neal G 6-4 Sr. Towson Derek Raivio G 6-3 Sr. Gonzaga Blake Schilb G/F 6-7 Sr. Loyola (Ill.) Keith Simmons G/F 6-5 Sr. Holy Cross Loren Stokes G 6-3 Sr. Hofstra Jaamal Tatum G 6-2 Sr. Southern Illinois Jason Thompson F 6-10 Jr. Rider Anthony Tolliver F 6-9 Sr. Creighton Jamar Wilson G 6-1 Sr. Albany DaShaun Wood G 5-11 Sr. Wright State