• 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. 31, 2017
• College Sports Madness National Mid-Major Player of the Week
- Jan. 30, 2017
• Currently majoring in sociology
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 the regional player of the year and earned all-state honors after averaging 23 points, 12 rebounds and six assists per game.
Played AAU ball for the Team Heat Check . . . Also played football as a freshman.
Full name is D'Marcus Simonds . . . Born on Oct. 20,