Quantcast
peoplepill id: anfernee-simons
AS
1 views today
1 views this week
Image: foxsports.com
Anfernee Simons

Anfernee Simons

American basketball player
Anfernee Simons
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American basketball player
Is Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 8 June 1999, Altamonte Springs, Seminole County, Florida, USA
Age 21 years
Star sign Gemini
Stats
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 83 kg
Sports Teams
Portland Trail Blazers
Peoplepill ID anfernee-simons
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Anfernee Tyrik Simons (born June 8, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played prep basketball for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He is the first American to enter and be selected in an NBA draft directly after graduation from high school since the league first implemented age restriction rules in 2005. Simons won the Slam Dunk Contest during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game event by a 3-2 judges decision.

High school career

Simons first attended Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida, where during his sophomore year he averaged 17.8 points, 4.6 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and 1 steal per game in 30 games. During his junior year he transferred to Montverde Academy in Montverde, but after being a bench player, returned to Edgewater with the intention of holding his name back from college consideration for a year. He graduated from Edgewater in 2017, averaging 23.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game in 20 games played in his last year there. Then, because of his reclassification in the Class of 2018, he attended the IMG Academy in Bradenton for a postgraduate year, although he had previously expressed interest in spending that year at the West Oaks Academy in Orlando instead. During the summer of 2017, he also played for the United States men's national under-19 basketball team.

Simons was rated as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the 7th best player in the 2018 class by 247Sports.com. Originally, he planned to enter the University of Louisville, but as a result of the basketball sex scandal of 2015 at the university and its involvement in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball corruption scandal, he ultimately decommitted from Louisville, saying that he was most interested in the University of South Carolina, North Carolina State University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Florida. In January 2018, he then said that he was "most likely" going to bypass college and enter the 2018 NBA Draft, albeit without hiring an agent. In March 2018 he confirmed his decision, and later removed his name from the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic. On March 20, 2018, ESPN ranked him as the 19th best prospect in the draft. Simons was later named one of the 69 players invited to the 2018 NBA Draft Combine that year.

US college sports recruiting information for 2018 recruits
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Anfernee Simons
SG
Altamonte, FL IMG Academy (FL) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 181 lb (82 kg) Nov 12, 2016 
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: 10  247Sports: 10  ESPN: 9
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Professional career

Portland Trail Blazers (2018–present)

Simons was selected 24th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2018 NBA draft. He would be the third high school player since 2015 to be drafted in the NBA, behind Thon Maker and Satnam Singh Bhamara. On July 2, 2018, the Trail Blazers announced that they had signed Simons.

On January 21, 2019, the Blazers assigned Simons to the Agua Caliente Clippers for an NBA G League assignment.

On April 10, 2019, Simons had his first career start against the Sacramento Kings while the Trail Blazers rested Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum for the final game of the regular season. Simons put up career highs across the board with 37 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists, becoming the first Trail Blazers rookie to score 30+ points since Damian Lillard.

Career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Portland 20 1 7.1 .444 .345 .563 .7 .7 .1 .0 3.8
2019–20 Portland 70 4 20.7 .399 .332 .826 2.2 1.4 .4 .1 8.3
Career 90 5 17.7 .404 .333 .787 1.8 1.2 .3 .1 7.3

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Portland 5 0 2.4 .000 .000 .800 .0 .0 .2 .0 .8
2020 Portland 4 0 20.5 .305 .429 .800 2.5 2.5 1.5 .0 6.8
Career 9 0 11.5 .153 .215 .800 1.3 1.3 0.9 .0 3.8

NBA G League

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Agua Caliente 4 0 22.8 .433 .455 .875 2.8 1.0 .0 .3 17.3
Career 4 0 22.8 .433 .455 .875 2.8 1.0 .0 .3 17.3

Personal life

Simons was given the name Anfernee due to his parents, Charles and Tameka, being fans of the Orlando Magic and naming him after former player Penny Hardaway. Hardaway coached Simons during a Team USA Basketball training camp.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 08 Mar 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
From our partners
Sponsored
Reference sources
References
http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/anfernee-simons/JOekE2tmEeS00gAmVebEWg/gendersport/basketball-stats.htm
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/os-hs-anfernee-simons-basketball-prospect-0706-20160705-story.html
https://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2017/11/19/16674672/anfernee-simons-nba-draft-2018-recruiting-louisville-florida
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/highschool/os-sp-hs-varsity-report-0712-story.html
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/philly-hoops/duke-basketball-cam-reddish-westtown-school-under-19-world-championships-20170908.html
http://highschoolsports.pennlive.com/news/article/-4015483637851346468/westtown-star-cameron-reddish-ascends-to-no-1-in-recruiting-services-rankings/
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2735523-5-stars-anfernee-simons-courtney-ramey-decommit-from-louisville-amid-scandal
https://247sports.com/college/basketball/recruiting/Article/Anfernee-Simons-to-consider-NBA-Draft-but-likely-headed-to-college-110683713
https://www.si.com/nba/2018/01/17/anfernee-simons-nba-draft-img-academy-tennessee-nc-state-louisville
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22869177/anfernee-simons-declares-nba-draft-forgoing-collegiate-eligibility
https://web.archive.org/web/20180622165115/https://sportando.basketball/en/usa/high-school/269271/anfernee-simons-withdraws-his-name-from-nike-hoop-summit-and-jordan-brand-classic.html
http://sportando.basketball/en/usa/high-school/269271/anfernee-simons-withdraws-his-name-from-nike-hoop-summit-and-jordan-brand-classic.html
http://www.kentucky.com/sports/college/kentucky-sports/uk-basketball-men/article206352374.html
https://www.nba.com/blazers/trail-blazers-select-anfernee-simons-first-round-nba-draft
https://www.nba.com/blazers/story/2/7/blazerssignsimons
https://ripcityproject.com/2019/01/20/portland-trail-blazers-assign-anfernee-simons-gary-trent-jr-g-league/
arrow-left arrow-right instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube pandora tunein iheart itunes