Troy Simons of Polk State has been named NJCAA Region 8 Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
During the Jan. 30 – Feb. 5 voting period, Simons:
- Averaged 37.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.5 steals in two games
- Shot 56.8 percent (25-of-44) from the field, 54.5 percent (12-of-22) on three-pointers and 86.7 percent (13-of-15) from the free throw line
- Scored 43 points and hit eight three-pointers against Florida SouthWestern
- Followed that with a 32-point effort against St. Petersburg, including the game-winning three-pointer that allowed him to eclipse 1000 career points
Simons, a sophomore guard from Pittsburgh, leads NJCAA Region 8 in points-per-game (25.7) and ranks second in total points (489).