August 1, 2008

Keith Simmons Signs With The Deutsche Bank Skyliners

Aug. 1, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - Former Holy Cross basketball standout Keith Simmons (Kingston, N.Y.) has signed a one-year contract to play professional basketball in Germany. Simmons will play for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners, who compete in the Basketball Bundesliga, and are located in the city of Frankfurt.

"Keith is a big athlete, who likes physical play and has a strong will to win," said Skyliners head coach Murat Didin. "In Turkey, he was selected to the league's All-Defensive team, and always guarded the other team's top scorer. I am sure that in Frankfurt, he will continue to improve and will help us a great deal."

In 2007-2008, Simmons played for Kepez, a team in the Turkish First Division, which is based in Antalya, Turkey. He averaged 16.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game during his one year with Kepez.

A 2007 Holy Cross graduate, Simmons was named the 2007 Patriot League Player of the Year. He was also a first team All-Conference selection in 2007, after leading the team and the league in scoring last season with an average of 16.9 points per game. Simmons 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 finished his career first on the school career list for games played (126), second for three-point field goals made (194), fifth for steals (191) and ninth for points scored (1,654).

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