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Ahli Shabab signs Cedric Simmons - Jan 15, 2019


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CEDRIC SIMMONS

Ahli Shabab Dubai (D1) signed 33-year old Bulgarian ex-international power forward Cedric Simmons (206-107kg-86, college: NC State). He joins another USA player Sammy Monroe which is already in the roster.
Simmons is a dual citizen owning also American passport. He has played for the last two seasons at Kalev/Cramo in Latvian LatEstBL. Simmons managed to play in three leagues last year. In 18 LatEstBL games he had 11.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3apg. A very impressive season as he was named to Latvian-Estonian All-Star Game. Simmons also played 19 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.4ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.6apg. And finally he contributed to 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 7.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.
He won Estonian League championship title for two years in a row (2017 and 2018).
The previous (16-17) season Simmons was tested by Buducnost (Erste Liga) in Montenegrin league.
In 2006 he was drafted by New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (NBA) in first round (15th overall). Simmons attended North Carolina State University and it is his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Simmons was voted Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 2nd Team in 2017.
He also represented Bulgaria at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 10.4ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 57.1%, FT: 53.3%.
Simmons is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in China, Greece (Olympiacos and Kavala), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Italy, Spain (Movil Estudiantes), Turkey (Gaziantep) and NBA (Sacramento Kings).
Simmons could be described: (by Aran Smith for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Tremendous shot blocker due to his huge wingspan (7'4") and quick leaping ability ... Disruptive and active defensively ... Has the size to play center and power forward on the next level ... Uses back to the basket post moves and is showing great progress in his ability to score posting up ... Has developed an effective jump hook ... Displays solid toughness inside. Does not shy away from contact ... Plays hard, good energy ...
Lacks great range and a consistent jump shot from any distance ... Offensive game is still a work in progress ... Shows excellent flashes, but lacks any real go-to moves
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By Eurobasket Data Center



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