November 27, 2006

Keith Simmons Named Patriot League Player Of The Week

Nov. 27, 2006

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 November 20-26. Simmons averaged 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game last week, while leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories over Harvard (82-69) and William & Mary (66-57).

In Tuesday's win at Harvard, Simmons scored 20 points, while hitting eight of 13 field goal attempts and three out of five shots from three-point range. He also had six rebounds, two assists and two blocks against the Crimson. Then is Saturday's victory over William & Mary, Simmons led the team with 16 points, eight rebounds, seven steals, two assists and two blocks. His seven steals against the Tribe tied a Holy Cross single game record.

On the season, Simmons now leads the team with an average of 18.2 points per game, in addition to averaging 6.6 rebounds and 3.0 steals per contest. Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he has scored 1,169 points, while making 49.7 percent of his field goal attempts (403 of 811) and 44.4 percent from three-point range (151 of 340). 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 26th in points scored.

Holy Cross returns to action this evening, November 27, when it plays at 15th-ranked Syracuse. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m., in a game which will be shown nationally on ESPNU.