1 Mike'L Simms
1 Mike'L Simms
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
Year: So.
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
High School: Highland Springs (Cowley CC)
Position: G/F
gp 33
pts/g 5.7
fg % 40.9
3pt % 32.7
ft % 65.2
reb/g 2.1
a/g 1.1

THE BASICS

  • A rugged, 6-foot-5, 225-pound wing capable of scoring from all three levels. Will have three years of eligibility remaining.
  • Enjoyed a productive high school career, but blossomed during prep school and junior college seasons after losing 25 pounds.
  • Highland Springs product who spent the 2015-16 campaign at Bull City Prep in Durham, North Carolina.
  • Chose VCU over interest from Miami, Texas Tech, Pitt, Memphis, N.C. State and others.

2017-2018 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Appeared in all 33 games off the bench for the Rams and averaged 17.3 minutes 5.7 points and 2.1 rebounds per game; Shot .409 (70-of-171) from the floor, including .327 (34-of-104) from the 3-point-line
  • Provided a breakout performance at the Maui Invitational, where he averaged 9.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in three games against Marquette, Michigan and Cal
  • Produced a career-high 20 points, including six 3-pointers, against George Mason on Feb. 28
  • Topped double digits on five occasions
  • Buried 4-of-7 treys and finished with 16 points in 19 minutes in a win over Winthrop on Dec. 19

PRIOR TO VCU

  • Averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game at Cowley Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas in 2016-17. Shot .438 (160-of-365) from the floor, including .358 (54-of-151) from the 3-point line. Knocked down 73-of-89 (.820) free throws.
  • Averaged 25.6 points in his final eight games of the 2016-17 season, including a career-best 45 in a win over Pratt
  • Named Cowley’s 2017 Male Athlete of the Year, as well as Second Team All-Jayhawk East Conference and Second Team All-Region VI.
  • Averaged 11 points per game as a senior at Highland Springs High School for Coach George Lancaster.
  • Played for Team Loaded AAU program.
PERSONAL
Parents: Lorez Simms and Bennika Lockley
Birthdate: Aug. 2, 1997
Nickname: Kello
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Major: Sociology
Fast Fact: Cousins AJ Gaston (Grambling) and Curtis Jones (Indiana) currently play Division I basketball.
Plans after basketball: To become an agent
Wears No. 1 because: I couldn’t get No. 3 or 5, so I chose No. 1 because of Tracy McGrady
Recent Games
Feb 21 at Massachusetts W, 82-78
Feb 24 St. Bonaventure L, 68-63
Feb 28 George Mason L, 81-80
Mar 3 at Fordham W, 83-58
Mar 8 vs. Dayton W, 77-72
Mar 9 vs. Rhode Island L, 76-67
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 33 18
Games started - -
Minutes 571 329
Minutes per game 17.3 18.3
FG 70-171 37-92
FG Pct 40.9 40.2
3PT 34-104 20-60
3PT Pct 32.7 33.3
FT 15-23 5-10
FT Pct 65.2 50.0
Off rebounds 14 7
Def rebounds 54 31
Total rebounds 68 38
Rebounds per game 2.1 2.1
Personal fouls 49 28
Disqualifications 0 -
Assists 37 26
Turnovers 27 16
Assist to turnover ratio 1.4 1.6
Steals 24 13
Blocks 2 2
Points 189 99
Points per game 5.7 5.5
Points per 40 min 13.2 12.0
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Oct 26 Liberty L, 85-69 - 20 1-4 25.0 1-4 25.0 2-3 66.7 5
Nov 3 Virginia Union W, 98-74 1 13 4-10 40.0 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 10
Nov 10 Grambling State W, 94-65 - 17 1-4 25.0 0-2 0.0 0-0 - 2
Nov 13 North Florida W, 95-85 - 6 1-2 50.0 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Nov 17 Virginia L, 76-67 - 5 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3
Nov 20 vs. Marquette L, 94-83 - 18 4-10 40.0 0-2 0.0 1-2 50.0 9
Nov 21 vs. California W, 83-69 - 12 3-7 42.9 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 7
Nov 22 vs. Michigan L, 68-60 - 17 4-5 80.0 2-2 100.0 2-2 100.0 12
Nov 28 Appalachian State W, 85-72 - 25 2-7 28.6 0-3 0.0 1-1 100.0 5
Dec 2 Old Dominion W, 82-75 - 19 0-3 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 5 Texas L, 71-67 - 14 1-5 20.0 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 4
Dec 9 at #19 Seton Hall L, 90-67 - 17 0-6 0.0 0-4 0.0 2-2 100.0 2
Dec 16 Bucknell W, 85-79 - 15 3-3 100.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 7
Dec 19 Winthrop W, 69-55 - 19 6-10 60.0 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 16
Dec 22 VMI W, 75-65 - 16 3-6 50.0 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 8
Dec 30 Fordham W, 76-63 - 17 1-5 20.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 3 at Saint Joseph's L, 87-81 - 21 1-4 25.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Jan 6 at La Salle W, 80-74 - 12 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 9 Duquesne W, 78-67 - 17 3-5 60.0 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 7
Jan 12 at Dayton L, 106-79 - 15 4-5 80.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 9
Jan 17 Richmond L, 67-52 - 28 5-11 45.5 1-5 20.0 1-1 100.0 12
Jan 20 George Washington W, 87-63 - 17 2-5 40.0 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 5
Jan 23 at Saint Louis W, 75-74 - 23 3-6 50.0 1-3 33.3 2-3 66.7 9
Jan 27 at George Mason W, 84-76 - 18 1-5 20.0 1-4 25.0 1-2 50.0 4
Feb 2 #22 Rhode Island L, 81-68 - 13 2-8 25.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 5
Feb 7 at Richmond L, 77-76 - 22 1-3 33.3 0-1 0.0 1-2 50.0 3
Feb 10 Dayton W, 88-84 - 17 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-2 0.0 0
Feb 14 Davidson L, 74-63 - 18 1-5 20.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 3
Feb 17 at George Washington L, 80-56 - 18 0-4 0.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 21 at Massachusetts W, 82-78 - 16 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 - 3
Feb 24 St. Bonaventure L, 68-63 - 12 2-3 66.7 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 5
Feb 28 George Mason L, 81-80 - 25 7-12 58.3 6-11 54.5 0-0 - 20
Mar 3 at Fordham W, 83-58 - 20 3-6 50.0 2-5 40.0 0-0 - 8
Mar 8 vs. Dayton W, 77-72 - 20 3-6 50.0 1-3 33.3 2-2 100.0 9
Mar 9 vs. Rhode Island L, 76-67 - 22 1-3 33.3 1-3 33.3 0-0 - 3
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Oct 26 Liberty L, 85-69 - 20 0 5 5 0 0 - 0 0 2 -
Nov 3 Virginia Union W, 98-74 1 13 0 2 2 1 0 - 3 0 2 -
Nov 10 Grambling State W, 94-65 - 17 0 1 1 1 3 0.3 0 0 0 -
Nov 13 North Florida W, 95-85 - 6 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Nov 17 Virginia L, 76-67 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Nov 20 vs. Marquette L, 94-83 - 18 3 3 6 2 1 2.0 2 0 0 -
Nov 21 vs. California W, 83-69 - 12 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 3 0
Nov 22 vs. Michigan L, 68-60 - 17 0 3 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 2 -
Nov 28 Appalachian State W, 85-72 - 25 1 3 4 2 1 2.0 1 0 2 -
Dec 2 Old Dominion W, 82-75 - 19 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 2 0 1 -
Dec 5 Texas L, 71-67 - 14 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 3 -
Dec 9 at #19 Seton Hall L, 90-67 - 17 2 1 3 1 0 - 3 0 3 -
Dec 16 Bucknell W, 85-79 - 15 1 1 2 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Dec 19 Winthrop W, 69-55 - 19 0 5 5 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 -
Dec 22 VMI W, 75-65 - 16 0 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 1 -
Dec 30 Fordham W, 76-63 - 17 1 3 4 3 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 3 at Saint Joseph's L, 87-81 - 21 0 5 5 1 0 - 0 1 1 -
Jan 6 at La Salle W, 80-74 - 12 0 1 1 1 0 - 1 0 4 -
Jan 9 Duquesne W, 78-67 - 17 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 -
Jan 12 at Dayton L, 106-79 - 15 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 4 -
Jan 17 Richmond L, 67-52 - 28 0 1 1 1 0 - 0 0 1 -
Jan 20 George Washington W, 87-63 - 17 1 2 3 1 2 0.5 0 0 2 -
Jan 23 at Saint Louis W, 75-74 - 23 2 5 7 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
Jan 27 at George Mason W, 84-76 - 18 1 1 2 1 0 - 0 0 2 -
Feb 2 #22 Rhode Island L, 81-68 - 13 1 1 2 0 3 0.0 1 0 1 -
Feb 7 at Richmond L, 77-76 - 22 0 2 2 2 1 2.0 1 0 0 -
Feb 10 Dayton W, 88-84 - 17 0 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 -
Feb 14 Davidson L, 74-63 - 18 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 2 0 1 -
Feb 17 at George Washington L, 80-56 - 18 1 1 2 2 3 0.7 2 0 0 -
Feb 21 at Massachusetts W, 82-78 - 16 0 1 1 2 0 - 0 1 1 -
Feb 24 St. Bonaventure L, 68-63 - 12 0 2 2 1 3 0.3 2 0 3 -
Feb 28 George Mason L, 81-80 - 25 0 2 2 3 1 3.0 1 0 2 -
Mar 3 at Fordham W, 83-58 - 20 0 0 0 3 0 - 1 0 3 -
Mar 8 vs. Dayton W, 77-72 - 20 0 1 1 1 0 - 1 0 2 -
Mar 9 vs. Rhode Island L, 76-67 - 22 0 2 2 1 1 1.0 0 0 2 -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2017-18 33 - 17.3 2.1-5.2 40.9 1.0-3.2 32.7 0.5-0.7 65.2 5.7
Total 33 - 17.3 2.1-5.2 40.9 1.0-3.2 32.7 0.5-0.7 65.2 5.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2017-18 33 - 571 70-171 40.9 34-104 32.7 15-23 65.2 189
Total 33 - 571 70-171 40.9 34-104 32.7 15-23 65.2 189
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2017-18 33 - 17.3 4.9-12.0 40.9 2.4-7.3 32.7 1.1-1.6 65.2 13.2
Total 33 - 17.3 4.9-12.0 40.9 2.4-7.3 32.7 1.1-1.6 65.2 13.2
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2017-18 33 - 17.3 0.4 1.6 2.1 1.5 0.0 1.1 0.8 1.4 0.7 0.1
Total 33 - 17.3 0.4 1.6 2.1 1.5 0.0 1.1 0.8 1.4 0.7 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2017-18 33 - 571 14 54 68 49 0 37 27 1.4 24 2
Total 33 - 571 14 54 68 49 0 37 27 1.4 24 2
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2017-18 33 - 17.3 1.0 3.8 4.8 3.4 0.0 2.6 1.9 1.4 1.7 0.1
Total 33 - 17.3 1.0 3.8 4.8 3.4 0.0 2.6 1.9 1.4 1.7 0.1
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 33 - 17.3 2.1-5.2 40.9 1.0-3.2 32.7 0.5-0.7 65.2 5.7
Conference 18 - 18.3 2.1-5.1 40.2 1.1-3.3 33.3 0.3-0.6 50.0 5.5
Exhibition 2 1 16.5 2.5-7.0 35.7 1.0-4.0 25.0 1.5-2.5 60.0 7.5
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Home 18 - 16.7 2.3-5.4 42.3 1.2-3.4 35.5 0.2-0.4 50.0 6.0
Away 10 - 18.2 1.4-4.3 32.6 0.7-2.8 25.0 0.6-0.9 66.7 4.1
Neutral 5 - 17.8 3.0-6.2 48.4 1.0-2.8 35.7 1.0-1.2 83.3 8.0
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Wins 18 - 17.0 2.0-4.7 42.4 0.9-2.9 32.1 0.4-0.7 58.3 5.3
Losses 15 - 17.7 2.3-5.7 39.5 1.1-3.4 33.3 0.5-0.7 72.7 6.2
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November 7 - 14.3 2.3-5.3 43.2 0.6-2.3 25.0 0.7-1.0 71.4 5.9
December 7 - 16.7 2.0-5.4 36.8 1.3-3.7 34.6 0.4-0.6 75.0 5.7
January 8 - 18.9 2.4-5.4 44.2 0.9-3.0 29.2 0.5-0.8 66.7 6.1
February 8 - 17.6 1.8-4.8 36.8 1.2-3.4 37.0 0.1-0.5 25.0 4.9
March 3 - 20.7 2.3-5.0 46.7 1.3-3.7 36.4 0.7-0.7 100.0 6.7
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 33 - 571 70-171 40.9 34-104 32.7 15-23 65.2 189
Conference 18 - 329 37-92 40.2 20-60 33.3 5-10 50.0 99
Exhibition 2 1 33 5-14 35.7 2-8 25.0 3-5 60.0 15
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Home 18 - 300 41-97 42.3 22-62 35.5 4-8 50.0 108
Away 10 - 182 14-43 32.6 7-28 25.0 6-9 66.7 41
Neutral 5 - 89 15-31 48.4 5-14 35.7 5-6 83.3 40
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Wins 18 - 306 36-85 42.4 17-53 32.1 7-12 58.3 96
Losses 15 - 265 34-86 39.5 17-51 33.3 8-11 72.7 93
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November 7 - 100 16-37 43.2 4-16 25.0 5-7 71.4 41
December 7 - 117 14-38 36.8 9-26 34.6 3-4 75.0 40
January 8 - 151 19-43 44.2 7-24 29.2 4-6 66.7 49
February 8 - 141 14-38 36.8 10-27 37.0 1-4 25.0 39
March 3 - 62 7-15 46.7 4-11 36.4 2-2 100.0 20
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 33 - 17.3 4.9-12.0 40.9 2.4-7.3 32.7 1.1-1.6 65.2 13.2
Conference 18 - 18.3 4.5-11.2 40.2 2.4-7.3 33.3 0.6-1.2 50.0 12.0
Exhibition 2 1 16.5 6.1-17.0 35.7 2.4-9.7 25.0 3.6-6.1 60.0 18.2
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Home 18 - 16.7 5.5-12.9 42.3 2.9-8.3 35.5 0.5-1.1 50.0 14.4
Away 10 - 18.2 3.1-9.5 32.6 1.5-6.2 25.0 1.3-2.0 66.7 9.0
Neutral 5 - 17.8 6.7-13.9 48.4 2.2-6.3 35.7 2.2-2.7 83.3 18.0
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Wins 18 - 17.0 4.7-11.1 42.4 2.2-6.9 32.1 0.9-1.6 58.3 12.5
Losses 15 - 17.7 5.1-13.0 39.5 2.6-7.7 33.3 1.2-1.7 72.7 14.0
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November 7 - 14.3 6.4-14.8 43.2 1.6-6.4 25.0 2.0-2.8 71.4 16.4
December 7 - 16.7 4.8-13.0 36.8 3.1-8.9 34.6 1.0-1.4 75.0 13.7
January 8 - 18.9 5.0-11.4 44.2 1.9-6.4 29.2 1.1-1.6 66.7 13.0
February 8 - 17.6 4.0-10.8 36.8 2.8-7.7 37.0 0.3-1.1 25.0 11.1
March 3 - 20.7 4.5-9.7 46.7 2.6-7.1 36.4 1.3-1.3 100.0 12.9
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 33 - 17.3 0.4 1.6 2.1 1.5 0.0 1.1 0.8 1.4 0.7 0.1
Conference 18 - 18.3 0.4 1.7 2.1 1.6 - 1.4 0.9 1.6 0.7 0.1
Exhibition 2 1 16.5 0.0 3.5 3.5 2.0 - 0.5 0.0 - 1.5 0.0
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Home 18 - 16.7 0.3 1.6 1.8 1.2 - 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.6 0.0
Away 10 - 18.2 0.6 1.7 2.3 1.8 - 1.4 0.5 2.8 0.9 0.2
Neutral 5 - 17.8 0.6 1.8 2.4 1.8 0.0 0.8 0.6 1.3 0.8 0.0
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Wins 18 - 17.0 0.4 1.6 1.9 1.4 0.0 1.2 0.6 1.9 0.5 0.1
Losses 15 - 17.7 0.5 1.7 2.2 1.5 - 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.1
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November 7 - 14.3 0.6 1.6 2.1 1.0 0.0 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.0
December 7 - 16.7 0.6 1.7 2.3 1.6 - 1.0 0.6 1.8 0.9 0.0
January 8 - 18.9 0.5 2.1 2.6 2.0 - 0.9 0.5 1.8 0.4 0.1
February 8 - 17.6 0.3 1.4 1.6 1.0 - 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.1 0.1
March 3 - 20.7 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.3 - 1.7 0.3 5.0 0.7 0.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 33 - 571 14 54 68 49 0 37 27 1.4 24 2
Conference 18 - 329 7 31 38 28 - 26 16 1.6 13 2
Exhibition 2 1 33 0 7 7 4 - 1 0 - 3 0
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Home 18 - 300 5 28 33 22 - 19 19 1.0 11 0
Away 10 - 182 6 17 23 18 - 14 5 2.8 9 2
Neutral 5 - 89 3 9 12 9 0 4 3 1.3 4 0
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Wins 18 - 306 7 28 35 26 0 21 11 1.9 9 1
Losses 15 - 265 7 26 33 23 - 16 16 1.0 15 1
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November 7 - 100 4 11 15 7 0 5 6 0.8 4 0
December 7 - 117 4 12 16 11 - 7 4 1.8 6 0
January 8 - 151 4 17 21 16 - 7 4 1.8 3 1
February 8 - 141 2 11 13 8 - 13 12 1.1 9 1
March 3 - 62 0 3 3 7 - 5 1 5.0 2 0
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 33 - 17.3 1.0 3.8 4.8 3.4 0.0 2.6 1.9 1.4 1.7 0.1
Conference 18 - 18.3 0.9 3.8 4.6 3.4 0.0 3.2 1.9 1.6 1.6 0.2
Exhibition 2 1 16.5 0.0 8.5 8.5 4.8 0.0 1.2 0.0 - 3.6 0.0
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Home 18 - 16.7 0.7 3.7 4.4 2.9 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.0 1.5 0.0
Away 10 - 18.2 1.3 3.7 5.1 4.0 0.0 3.1 1.1 2.8 2.0 0.4
Neutral 5 - 17.8 1.3 4.0 5.4 4.0 0.0 1.8 1.3 1.3 1.8 0.0
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Wins 18 - 17.0 0.9 3.7 4.6 3.4 0.0 2.7 1.4 1.9 1.2 0.1
Losses 15 - 17.7 1.1 3.9 5.0 3.5 0.0 2.4 2.4 1.0 2.3 0.2
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November 7 - 14.3 1.6 4.4 6.0 2.8 0.0 2.0 2.4 0.8 1.6 0.0
December 7 - 16.7 1.4 4.1 5.5 3.8 0.0 2.4 1.4 1.8 2.1 0.0
January 8 - 18.9 1.1 4.5 5.6 4.2 0.0 1.9 1.1 1.8 0.8 0.3
February 8 - 17.6 0.6 3.1 3.7 2.3 0.0 3.7 3.4 1.1 2.6 0.3
March 3 - 20.7 0.0 1.9 1.9 4.5 0.0 3.2 0.6 5.0 1.3 0.0