Sunday, March 31, 2013
Sleeper PG commits to Houston
By Reggie Rankin
Class of 2013 point guard Jaaron Simmons (Kettering, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) committed to Houston on Sunday night over Tulane after taking an official visit with his parents this weekend to check out the Cougars.
"It was a nice campus, I liked the coaches and they have a great situation for a point guard to earn minutes," Simmons said. "The team has some young and talented pieces like Conference USA Freshman of the year Danuel House."
Senior point guard Jaaron Simmons committed to Houston on Sunday.
Simmons is the first 2013 commitment for coach James Dickey and fills an immediate need for the Cougars.
Simmons averaged 24 points and four assists per game as a senior and was one of the top remaining point guards still available. He has the potential to be a major sleeper and immediate contributor.
Houston is getting a scoring point guard who can run the team and get others involved as well. Simmons has a terrific basketball IQ that allows him to make good decisions and positive plays in end-of-clock situations. He has the speed and quickness to excel on the break or he can slow things down and execute in the half court with his ability to read the defense.
The Cougars needed a point guard to go along with their athletic and skilled wings and post players, and Simmons should fill that void nicely. Assistant coach Alvin Brooks was the point man on Simmons' recruitment, and ever since he made the trip to Ohio to check out Simmons, he has been in hot pursuit. On Sunday, that pursuit paid off with a commitment.