Carried the Panthers to the NCAA Tournament while capturing Horizon League Tournament Most Valuable Player, All-Horizon League, Horizon League All-Defensive Team, March 3 Horizon League Player of the Week and SMS Pizza Hut Classic Most Valuable Player honors ... scored a team-high 18 points in the season opener at Wisconsin Nov. 23 ... pitched in with nine points and seven rebounds against Mississippi Valley State Nov. 26 ... scored 22 points against Southeast Missouri Nov. 28 ... tossed in a game-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds in a win over Indiana State Nov. 30 ... scored 16 points against Maine Dec. 1 ... tossed in 14 points against Florida International and tallied a game-high 25 points in the win at Southwest Missouri State Dec. 6 and Dec. 7; made 16-of-19 free throws in the two tournament games, including 10 free throws against SMS in the title contest ... sat out the game at Mississippi Valley State with back spasms after playing just 16 minutes because of the injury against Valparaiso ... also sat out versus UW-Parkside ... returned to action Dec. 21 against Loyola, scoring nine points and grabbing six rebounds off the bench ... scored 17 points in a win at Detroit Jan. 2 ... tossed in a game-high 21 points at Cleveland State Jan. 4 ... scored 26 points at UIC Jan. 9 ... tossed in 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a win over Youngstown State Jan. 11 ... tallied 22 points at UW-Green Bay Jan. 18 ... scored 17 points against Butler Jan. 23 ... had 14 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists versus Wright State Jan. 25 ... dropped in 36 points Feb. 1 at Loyola ... tossed in 16 points and had five rebounds Feb. 6 against Detroit ... scored 23 points against Cleveland State Feb. 8 ... also had nine assists and six rebounds against the Vikings ... scored 14 points and had nine assists Feb. 10 against UW-Green Bay ... scored 28 points, including the game-winning three-point basket, in the game against UIC Feb. 13 ... tossed in 25 points and grabbed six rebounds at Youngstown State Feb. 15 ... scored a career-high 40 points at Wright State Feb. 27 ... also had eight rebounds and converted five three-point shots in that win ... had 18 points and six assists at Butler March 1 ... scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds versus UIC March 8, also adding five assists and four steals in the tournament game ... scored 18 points and had three steals in the Panthers' NCAA tilt against Notre Dame March 20.
Earned serious consideration for Horizon League Player of the Year and made the all-league team after a breakout junior season ... was named a first-team All-Horizon League pre-season selection in a poll of coaches, sports information directors and media ... was also a pre-season all-league pick in a number of other publications ... scored 13 points while adding five rebounds, four assists and three steals in the win over Concordia-St. Paul Nov. 17 ... shared team-high honors with 19 points while adding seven rebounds, five assists and three steals at Western Michigan Nov. 21 ... recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds at Valparaiso Nov. 24, adding seven assists to boot ... scored 16 points at Iowa State Nov. 30 ... scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Nebraska-Omaha Dec. 1 ... scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds Dec. 4 against Chicago State ... scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds at Louisville Dec. 7 ... poured in 29 points in the win over Virginia Tech Dec. 8 ... scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds against UW-Parkside Dec. 22 ... tallied 22 points and grabbed six rebounds against Wisconsin Dec. 27 ... scored 21 points and made seven three-pointers against Colorado Dec. 30 ... recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win over UW-Green Bay Jan. 5 ... recorded another double-double with 19 points and 11 assists against Loyola Jan. 10 ... scored a game-high 20 points in the Panthers' Jan. 12 rout of UIC ... scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Wright State Jan. 17 ... scored 24 points, including the dramatic game-winning three-pointer, in UWM's first-ever win over a ranked opponent Jan. 19 at #25 Butler ... scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds Jan. 24 against Cleveland State ... led the team with 18 points against Butler Jan. 30 ... scored a team-high 20 points in a win at Loyola Feb. 4 ... led UWM with 20 points at UIC Feb. 7...scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Youngstown State Feb. 9 ... scored 21 points against Wright State Feb. 14 ... scored 17 points at Cleveland State Feb. 21 ... scored a game-high 28 points in a win at UW-Green Bay Feb. 25.
Finished the season with second team all-conference honors after starting every game and being named to the pre-season All-MCC Second Team ... led UWM in scoring 11 times and rebounds five times ... scored in double figures in 19 of UWM's 27 games and scored more than 20 points seven times ... had a streak of six straight games in double figures prior to the San Diego game Jan. 2 ... established his career-high with 26 points in just 28 minutes in a win over Florida Atlantic Nov. 25 ... recorded his second career double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds against Colorado ... scored 25 points on 7-of-11 three-point shooting against Canisius Nov. 25 ... added 23 more points in a win over Bethune-Cookman Nov. 27 ... scored 25 points on 5-of-7 three-point shooting in a win over Chicago State Dec. 4 ... scored 16 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds against Loyola Jan. 14 ... scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and snatched five steals against Illinois-Chicago Feb. 10 ... scored 20 points at Wright State Feb. 17 ... scored 22 points -- all in the second half -- against Cleveland State Feb. 22 ... was named MCC Player of the Week Feb. 26 after leading UWM to wins over Cleveland State and Detroit ... was named Coca-Cola/UWM Athlete of the Month for November and December after a number of standout performances ... led UWM in scoring ... was the first Panther since Marc Mitchell in 1992-1993 to lead UWM in both points and assists.
Finished second on the team in scoring with 13.6 PPG ... was named to the MCC All-Newcomer team ... led the team in rebounding at 5.3 boards per game ... missed four games after breaking his wrist Feb. 15 against Chicago State ... scored six points in his return from the injury in the MCC Tournament against UW-Green Bay ... scored 24 points and sunk a game-winning three-pointer in his collegiate debut at Central Michigan Nov. 20 ... scored more than 20 points five times ... scored in double figures 16 times and led the team in scoring eight times ... recorded a double-double against Troy State Dec. 3, scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds ... attempted a season-high 19 three-pointers against UIC Feb. 12 ... made 7-of-12 three-point tries against Central Michigan ... also grabbed eight rebounds in that game ... grabbed nine rebounds and scored 18 points against Fairleigh Dickinson Dec. 11.
Redshirted under coach Ric Cobb.
Lima HIgh School:
Was named Player of the Year in his conference ... was also named Commodore of the Year ... earned all-district and all-region honors ... lettered two years in track as well, running the 110 hurdles, the 300 hurdles, the 4×100 and the 4×400 relays, and earning all-conference honors.
Son of Carmellia and Branson ... majoring in Physical Therapy ... cousin, Greg Simpson, plays in the International Basketball League.