Simmons Named Patriot League Player Of Week

Dec. 27, 2004

WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore guard Keith Simmons (Kingston, N.Y.), a member of the Holy Cross men's basketball team, has been named the Patriot League Player of the Week, for games from Dec. 20-26. Simmons is the first Crusader to be honored by the conference office this season.

Simmons scored a career-high 30 points at Brown on Dec. 21, in Holy Cross' only game last week. He hit 11 of 14 shots from the floor, including a perfect six of six performance from three-point range, in addition to making both of his free throw attempts. Simmons also totaled five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in the Crusaders' 84-71 victory over the Bears. With his performance, Simmons became the first Holy Cross player to score 30 points in a game since Josh Sankes totaled 30 points against Northeastern on Dec. 22, 1999.

Through eight games played this season, Simmons is averaging 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. He is shooting 49.2 percent from the field (30 of 61), 52.0 percent from three-point range (13 of 25) and 83.3 percent on the free throw line (15 of 18).

Holy Cross, which has an overall record of 5-3 on the season, returns to action this evening, when it plays host to Northeastern (4-4) in a 7:00 p.m. game at the Hart Center.