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D'Marcus

Simonds

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#15

Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gainesville, Ga.
High School: Gainesville
Experience: High School

Bio

Career Bio and Statistics

ATHLETIC HONORS
• 2018 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
• 2018-19 Lute Olson National Player of the Year Watch List
• 2018-19 Lou Henson National Mid-Major Preseason Player of the Year Watch List
• 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
• 2019 All-Sun Belt First Team
• 2018 All-Sun Belt First Team
• 2018 Sun Belt Conference Tournament MVP
• 2019 Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team
• 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 - Nov. 12, 2018
• 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
• College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week - Nov. 12, 2018
• Season Leader (1st): Points - 742 (2017-18)
• Season Leader: Field Goals Made: 277 (2017-18)
• Career Leader: Field Goals Made: 641 (1st)
• Career FG Attempted: 1,402 (1st)  
• 1,000 Career Points - 58 games (t5th quickest)
• Career Triple-Doubles: 1 
• Career Double-Doubles: 5
• Career Points: 1,755 (2nd)  
• Career FT Made: 355 (3rd) 
• Career FT Attempted: 510 (3rd) 
• Career Assists: 334 (4th) 
• Career Steals: 139 (t7th) 
• Games Started: 91 (7th) 
ACADEMIC HONORS
• Majored in BIS Human Development
2018-19
Earned All-Sun Belt First Team honors and Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament honors for a second-straight season after leading GSU with 18.4 points per game . . . Named Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year . . . Named Sun Belt Player of the Week on Nov. 12, along with College Sports Madness Sun Belt Player of the Week . . . 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 . . . Named to the Cayman Islands Classic All-Tournament Team . . . 
Started all 34 games scoring 625 points, tied for fifth-most in a single season in school history . . . Averaged 18.4 points per game which ranked No. 5 in the Sun Belt and No. 82 in the NCAA . . . Led the team averaging 35.7 minutes per game, ranked No. 4 in the league and No. 65 in the country . . . Shot 41.3 percent from the floor which ranked No. 14 in the Sun Belt . . . Grabbed 5.0 rebounds per contest which was 20th in the league . . . Dished out a team-best 3.6 assists per game which ranked No. 7 in the Sun Belt . . . Swiped 1.3 steals per game and 1.0 blocked shots per game which both ranked No. 10 in the Sun Belt . . . Took 530 field goal attempts which ranked No. 21 in the NCAA, while his 219 made field goals ranked No. 64.
Opened the season with 21 points including four 3-pointers against ETSU . . . Finished with 30 points shooting 11-of-24 from the floor at Montana, which led to Sun Belt Player of the Week honors . . . Opened the Cayman Islands Classic with 25 points and seven rebounds against St. Bonaventure . . . Finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, and six assists against Georgia in the third-place game of the Cayman Islands Classic . . . Scored 18 second-half points to lead GSU from a 21-point halftime deficit at Alabama . . . Finished with a team-high 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting including three 3-pointers against Chattanooga . . . Finished just shy of a triple-double with 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists against UNCW . . . Tied a career-high with 12 rebounds at Texas State . . . Finished with 28 points including the game-winner with 0.9 seconds to play against UL Monroe . . . Just missed a double-double with 28 points and nine rebounds at Troy . . . Finished just shy of a season-high with 29 points and six rebounds against Georgia Southern . . . Scored 27 points while setting a new school record with 589 career field goals made against Troy . . . Scored a season-high 31 points on 10-of-21 shooting at Coastal Carolina . . . Scored 20 points at Georgia Southern in the regular-season finale to clinch the regular season title for GSU . . . Just missed a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds against UT Arlington in the Sun Belt Conference Championship Game . . . Scored 18 points against Houston in the NCAA Tournament.
2017-18
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.
2016-17
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.
PREP
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 Boarder . . . 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 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.
PERSONAL
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.

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