March 26, 2007

Keith Simmons Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors

March 26, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior guard Keith Simmons (Kingston, N.Y.) has been named to the Associated Press honorable mention All-America team. Earlier this season, Simmons was named a Mid-Major All-American, 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.

Simmons 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.

2007 Associated Press All-America Team

FIRST TEAM
Kevin Durant, Texas; Alando Tucker, Wisconsin; Acie Law, Texas A&M; Arron Afflalo, UCLA; Greg Oden, Ohio State

SECOND TEAM
Nick Fazekas, Nevada; Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina; Chris Lofton; Jared Dudley, Boston College, 6-7; Joakim Noah, Florida

THIRD TEAM
Jeff Green, Georgetown; Al Horford, Florida; Aaron Brooks, Oregon; Al Thornton, Florida State; Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh

HONORABLE MENTION
Morris Almond, Rice; D.J. Augustin, Texas; Jahsha Bluntt, Delaware State; Mario Boggan, Oklahoma State; Corey Brewer, Florida; Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt; Jaycee Carroll, Utah State; Darren Collison, UCLA; Mike Conley Jr., Ohio State; Chris Daniels, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Glen Davis, LSU; Sean Denison, Santa Clara; Chris Douglas-Roberts, Memphis; Zabian Dowdell, Virginia Tech; A.J. Graves, Butler; Caleb Green, Oral Roberts; Taurean Green, Florida; Adam Haluska, Iowa; Roy Hibbert, Georgetown; Kyle Hines, UNC Greensboro; Ibrahim Jaaber, Pennsylvania; Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech; Dominic James, Marquette; Trey Johnson, Jackson State; Jared Jordan, Marist; Stephane Lasme, Massachusetts; Bo McCalebb, New Orleans; Javier Mojica, Central Connecticut State; Drew Neitzel, Michigan State; Demetris Nichols, Syracuse; Aaron Nixon, Long Beach State; David Patten, Weber State; Courtney Pigram, East Tennessee State; Derek Raivio, Gonzaga; Drake Reed, Austin Peay; Arizona Reid, High Point; Brandon Rush, Kansas; Keith Simmons, Holy Cross; Sean Singletary, Virginia; Loren Stokes, Hofstra; Rodney Stuckey, Eastern Washington; Curtis Sumpter, Villanova; Jamaal Tatum, Southern Illinois; Romeo Travis, Akron; Jamar Wilson, Albany, N.Y.; DaShaun Wood, Wright State; Julian Wright, Kansas; Keena Young, BYU.