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  Jaaron Simmons

Jaaron  Simmons

Player Profile

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Archbishop Alter

Last College:
University of Houston

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 184

Position:
G

Birthdate:
04/08/1995

Major:
Specialized Studies

03/11/2017

CBSSN Highlights: vs. Kent State (MAC Semifinals)

CBS Sports Network highlights of the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinal in which Kent State pulled out a 68-66 victory over Ohio.

11/18/2016

USATSI Gallery - Ohio @ Georgia Tech

USATSI Gallery - Ohio @ Georgia Tech

2015-16: National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I All-District 14 Second Team selection ... Second Team All-Mid-American Conference pick ... Named YP.com MAC East Division Player of the Week twice (Jan. 11, Feb. 1) ... Started all 35 games, notching 542 points (15.5 per game; second on the team, ninth in the conference) to rank second on the team and fifth in the conference, a school-record 275 assists (7.9 per game; third in the nation) to rank second in the country, 124 rebounds (3.5 per game; fourth on the team) to rank third on the team and 29 steals (0.8 per game) to tie for the team lead over a conference-high 1276 minutes (36.5 per game; first on the team, 36th in the nation), which ranked 20th in the country ... Shot 46.5 percent (172-of-370) from the field -- including 41.0 percent (166-of-213) from three-point range, which ranked second on the team ... Ranked second on the team with 172 field goals made (4.9 per game) and 370 field goal attempts (10.6 per game) ... Ranked tied for fourth on the team with 32 three-point field goals made (0.9 per game) and fifth with 78 three-point field goal attempts (2.2 per game) ... Shot 86.3 percent (166-of-213) from the free throw line ... Totaled a team-high 166 free throws made (4.7 per game), which ranks ninth in program history and 213 free throw attempts (6.1 per game), which ranks 10th in program history ... Ranked second on the team with seven double-doubles, which tied for fifth in the conference ... Finished in double figures in points 26 times -- including recording 20 or more points 11 times ... Led the team in scoring 12 times ... Made 10 or more free throws four times ... Posted double-digit assists six times ... Led the team in assists in 33 of 35 games ... In conference play, started all 18 of the games he appeared in, tallying 282 points (15.7 per game; second on the team) to rank second on the team, a team-high 137 assists (7.6 per game; first on the team), 64 rebounds (3.6 per game; third on the team) to rank third on the team and 14 steals (0.8 per game; tied for second on the team) to tie for second on the team over a team-high 660 minutes (36.7 per game; first on the team) ... Shot 47 percent (95-of-202) from the field in conference play to rank second on the team -- including 48.8 percent (21-of-43) from beyond the arc ... Ranked second on the team with 95 field goals made (5.3 per game; second on the team) and 202 field goal attempts (11.2 per game; second on the team) in conference play ... Shot 79.8 percent (71-of-89) from the charity stripe in conference play ... Led the team with 71 free throws made (3.9 per game) and 89 free throw attempts (4.9 per game) in conference play ... Achieved three double-doubles in conference play ... Finished in double figures in points 13 times in conference play -- including recording 20 or more points seven times ... Led the team in scoring six times in conference play ... Posted double-digit assists twice in conference play ... Led the team in assists 16 times in conference play ... Made a career-high 13 free throws en route to scoring a game-high 20 points in addition to distributing a game-high seven assists as well as posting four rebounds and a steal in 32 minutes in his Ohio debut in an 85-75 win over Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 14) ... Dished out a game-high five assists and finished in double figures in scoring for the second game in a row with 15 points as well as adding three rebounds and a steal in 37 minutes in a 75-67 victory over Tennessee State (Nov. 16) ... Piled up a game-high 30 points thanks to eight made field goals and 12 made free throws to finish in double figures for the third game in a row, dished out a game-high eight assists and also had five rebounds in 38 minutes against Tulsa (Nov. 20) in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam ... Distributed a game-high 13 assists and scored 11 points for his first double-double and also chipped in a rebound and a career-high three steals in 36 minutes in a 93-71 win over Norfolk State (Nov. 21) in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam ... Handed out a game-high seven assists and also had three points and three rebounds in 28 minutes against Florida State (Nov. 23) in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam ... Made nine field goals and seven free throws to finish with a game-high 25 points, led the team with six assists and contributed five rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes in a 85-70 win over Marshall (Dec. 1) ... Tallied a game-high nine assists and also had nine points and two rebounds in 37 minutes in at St. Bonaventure (Dec. 5) ... Scored 13 points, handed out a game-high seven assists and added five rebounds and two steals in 40 minutes in a 76-67 win at Cleveland State (Dec. 12) ... Tallied his second double-double by distributing a game-high 10 assists and scoring 10 points to go along with two rebounds and a steal in 30 minutes in a 93-69 triumph over Ohio Dominican (Dec. 15) ... Scored a game-high 17 points off of five field goals made and six free throws made, posted a game-high eight assists and grabbed six rebounds in 40 minutes in a 72-67 win over Jackson State (Dec. 17) ... Dished out a game-high six assists in addition to scoring six points and tallying three rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes in a 65-58 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 21) ... Finished with 15 points, a game-high eight assists, four rebounds and a steal in 30 minutes in an 81-59 triumph over UC Riverside (Dec. 30) ... Compiled a team-high 19 points and four assists and also had three rebounds and two steals in 35 minutes at Northern Illinois (Jan. 6) ... Posted his third double-double with 21 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in addition to handing out a game-high six assists as well as notching a steal in 39 minutes a 79-73 win over Ball State (Jan. 9) ... Logged 13 points, a team-high four assists, a rebound and a steal in 37 minutes against Bowling Green (Jan. 12) ... Distributed a game-high nine assists and also had eight points and three rebounds in 34 minutes at Kent State (Jan. 16) ... Logged seven made field goals -- including a career-high four treys -- and made six free throws to finish with a game-high 24 points, passed out a game-high nine assists and hauled in five boards in 36 minutes in an 82-64 victory over Western Michigan (Jan. 19) ... Dished out a game-high five assists and also had six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes at Central Michigan (Jan. 23) ... Tied the school record by dishing out 17 assists and finished with his fourth double-double with 12 points in addition to posting five rebounds and a steal in an 81-79 triumph at Toledo (Jan. 26) ... Distributed a game-high eight assists and also recorded nine points and five rebounds in 34 minutes in a 72-61 victory over Kent State (Jan. 29) ... Compiled a game-high eight assists and also chipped in seven points and three rebounds in 40 minutes against Akron (Feb. 2) ... Notched his fifth double-double with a game-high 24 points and 12 assists and also contributed two rebounds and a steal in 38 minutes in an 80-69 win over Northern Illinois (Feb. 6) ... Logged a game-high seven assists and also had six points, three rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes in a 72-69 triumph at Ball State (Feb. 9) ... Totaled 13 points, six assists, six rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes in a 94-75 win at Buffalo (Feb. 12) ... Scored a game-high 25 points, tied for the team lead with four assists and had two rebounds and a steal in 32 minutes in 76-64 victory over Miami (Feb. 20) ... Handed out a game-high nine assists and finished with 24 points after tying his career high with four treys and two rebounds in 40 minutes at Bowling Green (Feb. 23) ... Scored a career-high 31 points to lead all scorers after making eight field goals and a career-high 13 free throws, handed out a game-high eight assists and also tallied a rebound and a steal over a career-high 45 minutes in a 103-96 overtime triumph over Buffalo (Feb. 27) ... Made a career-high 10 field goals to finish with a team-high 25 points, dished out a game-high seven assists and grabbed two rebounds in 40 minutes at Akron (March 1) ... Distributed a team-high eight assists and also added 12 points and three rebounds in 35 minutes in a 67-65 triumph at Miami (March 4) ... Logged his sixth double-double after totaling a game-high 11 assists and scoring 16 points in addition to recording three rebounds in 39 minutes in a 79-62 victory over Northern Illinois (March 10) in the 2016 MAC Tournament Quarterfinal ... Handed out a team-high eight assists, scored 15 points and grabbed two rebounds in 40 minutes against Buffalo (March 11) in the 2016 MAC Tournament Semifinal ... Recorded his seventh double-double after handing out a game-high 10 assists and scoring 15 points and also had three rebounds and a steal in 39 minutes in a 94-90 overtime triumph over Albany (March 16) in the 2016 College Basketball Invitational First Round ... Scored a game-high 19 points and handed out a game-high eight assists in addition to tallying three rebounds and a steal in 38 minutes in a 72-67 win over UNC Greensboro (March 21) in the 2016 College Basketball Invitational Quarterfinal ... Scored a game-high 21 points, distributed a game-high seven assists and posted six rebounds and a steal in 40 minutes against Morehead State (March 23) in the 2016 College Basketball Invitational Semifinal.

2014-15:
 Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer guidelines. 

Prior to Ohio:
Transfer from the University of Houston ... Competed in 32 games as a freshman for the Cougars in 2013-14, making one start and averaging 2.0 points, 1.2 assists and 0.6 rebounds per game ... Made his collegiate debut against Texas State (Nov. 8) ... Made first career start at Louisiana (Dec. 14) ... Posted nine points with three assists against No. 17/15 UConn (Dec. 31) -- the eventual NCAA National Champion -- during Houston's American Athletic Conference opener ... Competed for Archbishop Alter High School under head coach Joe Petrocelli ... Earned four letters in basketball ... Finished as the Knights' all-time leading scorer and ranked second in career assists, becoming the sixth player in school history to score 1,000 points or more during his career ... Helped lead the squad to a 16-5 record and the Greater Catholic League North title, a regional crown and an Ohio High School Athletics Association Final Four appearance as a senior in 2012-13, earning GCL North Player of the Year honors and Special Mention on the Associated Press Division II All-Ohio Team ... Averaged 24.0 points per game while hitting nearly 47 percent from the field and also tallied 4.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game as a senior ... Named to the Division II All-Area First Team by the Dayton Daily News as a sophomore in 2010-11, averaging 17.3 points per game ... Has distinction of being the only freshman to start for the varsity team in the history of the program ... Also competed for All-Ohio Red from 2008-12 under Quenton Rogers and Marcus Gill.

Personal: Born April 8, 1995 ... Son of Sarita and Aaron Simmons ... Has one brother, Camaaron ... Majoring in specialized studies ... List hobbies as hanging out with friends and playing video games ... Lists favorite professional sports team as whichever NBA team LeBron James is playing for ... List favorite professional athlete as NBA Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan.

CAREER HIGHS
Points 31 Buffalo (Feb. 27, 2016)
Field Goals Made 10 at Akron (March 1, 2016)
3-Pt Field Goals Made 4 twice (last: at Bowling Green, Feb. 23, 2016)
Free Throws Made 13 twice (last: Buffalo, Feb. 27, 2016)
Rebounds 11 Ball State (Jan. 9, 2016)
Assists 17 at Toledo (Jan. 26, 2016)
Blocks N/A N/A
Steals 3 vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 21, 2015)
CAREER STATISTICS
Year GP-GS Min FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct Rbs-Avg PF A BK S Pts-Avg
2015-16 35-35 36.5 172-370 .465 32-78 .410 166-213 .779 124-3.5 108 275 0 29 542-15.5
Total 35-35 36.5 172-370 .465 32-78 .410 166-213 .779 124-3.5 108 275 0 29 542-15.5