Troy Simons named Player of the Week

Sophomore guard Troy Simons earned NJCAA Region 8 Player of the Week honors. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Sophomore guard Troy Simons earned NJCAA Region 8 Player of the Week honors. (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

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). 

Oct 20
Men's Basketball TBA
at TBA
Suncoast Conference Jamboree
Oct 27
Men's Basketball 6:00 PM
Polk State College
Red Night Madness scrimmage/pep rally Winter Haven, FL
Nov 02
Men's Basketball 7:30 PM
Advance Prep Academy
Booster Club Tailgate Event Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 06
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Victory Rock Prep
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 10
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
at Eastern Florida State College
Melbourne, Fla.
Nov 11
Men's Basketball 2:00 PM
ASA College (Miami)
Winter Haven, Fla.
Nov 16
Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
at Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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