• 2018 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
• 2017-18 Lute Olson National Player of the Year Watch List
• 2017-18 Lou Henson National Mid-Major Preseason Player of the Year Watch List
• 2017-18 Lou Henson National Mid-Major Mid-Season Player of the Year Watch List
• 2018 Sun Belt Player of the Year
• 2018 All-Sun Belt First Team
• 2018 Sun Belt Conference Tournament MVP
• 2017 All-Sun Belt Preseason Second Team
• 2017 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
• 2017 All-Sun Belt Third Team
• 2016 Cancun Challenge Tournament MVP
• Sun Belt Player of the Week - Jan. 29, 2018
• Sun Belt Player of the Week - Jan. 8, 2018
• Sun Belt Player of the Week - Jan. 31, 2017
• College Sports Madness National Mid-Major Player of the Week - Jan. 30, 2017
• College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week - Dec. 11, 2017
• College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week - Dec. 25, 2017
• College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week - Jan. 8, 2018
• College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week - Jan. 29, 2018
• Season Leader (1st): Points - 742 (2017-18)
• Season Leader: Field Goals Made - 277 (2017-18)
• 1,000 Career Points - 58 games (t5th quickest)
• Career Leader (15th): Points - 1,130
• Career Triple-Doubles: 1
• Career Double-Doubles: 5
• Currently majoring in sociology
Named Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, becoming just the fourth player in program history to earn that distinction . . . Named Sun Belt Player of the Year and to the All-Sun Belt First-Team to go along with Sun Belt Conference Tournament MVP . . . Named Sun Belt Player of the Week twice along with College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week on two occasions . . . Prior to the season, named to both the Lute Olson National Player of the Year Watch List and Lou Henson Mid-Major Preseason Player of the Year Watch List . . . Earned NABC All-Region 24 First-Team honors.
Started all 35 games while averaging a Sun Belt-best and school-record 21.2 points per game which also ranked No. 23 in the nation . . . Dished out 4.4 assists per game, ranked No. 4 in the Sun Belt and No. 127 in the NCAA as the 153 assists ranked fourth-most in school history . . . Swiped 1.7 steals per game ranked No. 3 in the league and No. 80 in the NCAA, a total of 60 steals that is tied for eighth-most in school history . . . Set a school single-season record with 742 points scored which ranked No. 15 in the NCAA . . . Averaged 34.9 minutes per game, ranked No. 2 in the Sun Belt and No. 123 in the nation . . . Made a school-record 277 total field goals, ranked No. 4 in the NCAA . . . 601 total field goal attempts ranked No. 6 in the NCAA . . . Made 146 free throws, the fourth-most in a single season in program history . . . Garnered the first triple-double in program history . . . Led team in scoring 22 times and assists 26 times . . . Scored in double-figures in 49-straight games between his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Finished with 30 points in exhibition opener against Georgia Tech, going 11-of-19 from the floor in the ‘A-Town Showdown for Hurricane Relief’ . . . Recorded first triple-double in program history with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in season opener against Carver . . . Finished with 29 points, five assists and four rebounds at Ole Miss . . . Scored 35 points against Liberty on 13-of-24 shooting . . . Finished with 33 points going 6-of-9 from 3-point range against Point . . . Just missed a double-double with 24 points and nine rebounds at UMass . . . Just missed a double-double with 33 points and nine rebounds against Arkansas State which led to Sun Belt Player of the Week honors . . . Recorded a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds against Georgia Southern . . . Garnered a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds against UT Arlington which led to Sun Belt Player of the Week honors . . . Just missed a triple-double with 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists against Louisiana . . . Finished with a double-double that included a career-high 39 points and 12 rebounds against UL Monroe . . . Set a school-record with his 223rd field goal of the season at Texas State . . . Scored the 1,000th career point against UT Arlington on Feb. 24, reaching the mark in 58 games, tied for the fifth-fastest in school history . . . Finished with 21 points and seven rebounds against South Alabama . . . Finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists to open the Sun Belt Tournament against Troy . . . Scored 27 points including 9-of-10 free throws in Sun Belt Tournament Championship win over UT Arlington . . . Finished with 24 points against Cincinnati in the NCAA Tournament scoring Georgia State’s first 16 points of the game.
Named Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and to the All-Sun Belt Third Team following a remarkable first season that saw him average 13.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists, making 22 starts in 29 games . . . Shot 53.5 percent from the floor, 35.6 percent from 3-point range and 71.2 percent from the free throw line . . . Was named Cancun Challenge Tournament MVP after leading GSU to the title and scoring 39 points on 17-of-24 shooting in the event in Mexico . . . Named Sun Belt Player of the Week and College Sports Madness National Mid-Major Player of the Week in late January following impressive performances at Troy and South Alabama.
Scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting at No. 15 Purdue . . . Opened Cancun Challenge with 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting against NJIT . . . Finished with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting against Alabama A&M . . . After missing four games, including the first three of conference play, became a permanent fixture in the starting line-up . . . Scored 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting at Louisiana, grabbing four rebounds . . . Went 10-of-16 from the floor and swiped five steals against Appalachian State . . . Tied a career-high with 26 points at Troy going 12-of-17 from the floor with six rebounds . . . Scored 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting and dished out five assists at South Alabama . . . Scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Louisiana . . . Finished with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting against Texas State . . . Closed the regular season with 21 points and five rebounds against Georgia Southern . . . Opened Sun Belt tournament with 17 points and eight rebounds against Louisiana . . . Scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
Ranked by most as one of the top three players in Georgia, ranking as high as No. 72 in the country in the ESPN 100 . . . Listed as a composite 4-star by 247Sports . . . Listed by both Scout.com and Rivals.com as a 4-star recruit and among the top 80 players in the nation, along with top 15 at his position. As a senior earned Gainesville Times Player of the Year honors after leading the Red Elephants with 25 points per game . . . Earned all-state honors, all-region honors, and all metro recognition . . . Guided Gainesville High School to a 21-6 record and 17-0 mark in region play, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs. As a junior led Gainesville to a 25-5 mark and 12-1 record in Region 8-AAAAA . . . Averaged 22.5 points per game . . . Scored 33 points in the first round of the state playoffs and finished with 41 in a tight second-round loss . . . Earned honorable mention AJC all-state honors and was named team MVP . . . Garnered all-region honors and earned all-tournament recognition at the Lanierland Tournament and Battle of the Border . . . Hit a game-winning buzzer beater to lead Gainesville to a win over No. 1-seed North Atlanta in the state playoffs. As a sophomore, a Buford High School was named
Full name is D’Marcus Simonds . . . Born on Oct. 20, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga. . . . Son of Wanda and Mark Simonds . . . Has a pair of brothers and one sister.