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Aamir Simms - Men's Basketball - Clemson University Athletics

Aamir Simms

OVERVIEWOne of two frontcourt signees in the 2017 signing class ... provides good size and a promising skill set ... rated a consensus four-star prospect ... played two season

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  • Aamir Simms put together an All-ACC season and garnered Third-Team All-ACC recognition from around the league.
  • He has now notched seven 20-point games in his career, including six this season.
  • Improved scoring by 5.2 points per game (8.1 to 13.0).
  • Scored a career-high 391 points.
  • Improved rebounding by 2.6 rebounds per game (4.6 to 7.2).
  • Shot better from the floor, shooting a career-best 47.4 percent (139-for-293).
  • Shot an all-time best from 3-point range, finishing 40.0 percent from long range (34-for-85).
  • Reached the free throw line 3.7 times per game (previously went to the line 0.9 times per game over the previous two seasons combined.
  • Eclipsed the 200-rebound plateau for the first time in his career (217), setting career-highs in offensive rebounds (68) and defensive rebounds (149).
  • Led the team in assists and finished with a career-high 78.
  • Set a career-high in steals with 31 (totaled 29 over the previous two seasons).
  • Led team with 23 blocks.

Best Games, 2019-20

  • He has posted a career-high 10 made field goals on two occasions this season, against Duke and Georgia Tech.
  • First Clemson player over the last 20 seasons with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in consecutive games; he did it in wins over UNC and Duke.
  • Posted his fourth career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in an 18-point rout of Boston College (Feb. 22).
  • Clemson’s leader on and off the floor, he earned himself ACC Player of the Week (Jan. 13) for his performance at North Carolina.
    • Led Clemson in five statistical categories, a “Quintuple Leadership.”
  • Posted 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four blocks and three steals.
  • Simms followed up that performance and weekly accolade with a 25-point, nine-rebound and five-assist game against No. 3/3 Duke in a 79-72 victory.
    • It marked the first time in Simms’ career that he has posted back-to-back 20 point games and the 25-point outing proved to be a career-best for the junior.
  • Scored 23 points in a loss to Georgia Tech, tying his career mark for field goals made in a single game with 10.
  • Scored 18 points in a 29-point thrashing of Jacksonville on Dec. 20.
  • Finished 7-for-8 from the floor, including a perfect 3-for-3 from downtown and 1-for-1 from the foul line.
  • Made a Clemson season-best seven-straight 3-pointers from Dec. 8 at Florida State through the Tigers’ contest against Jacksonville on Dec. 20.
  • Posted his third career 20-point game against South Carolina (Dec. 15) on 5-for-7 shooting and a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the arc.
  • Simms also finished 8-for-11 (career-highs in makes and attempts from the charity stripe).
  • Simms posted a season-high with 19 points in a 22-point win against Detroit Mercy (Nov. 17).
  • In the Tigers’ first game of the MGM Resorts Main Event against TCU, Simms posted 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to notch his second career double-double and nearly manage his first career triple double.
  • Followed up his performance against TCU, tying his career-best with 23 points against Colorado.
  • Notched a career-high seven made free throws, while finishing 7-for-14 in the contest.
  • One of Clemson’s most versatile players captured his first career double-double in the season opener against Virginia Tech.
  • Posted 12 points and 15 rebounds in a stellar performance to open the season.
  • The 15 rebounds for Simms was a new career-best, outdoing his 10-rebound game last season at Duke (Jan. 5, 2019).
  • Posted yet another double-digit scoring game with 12 points against Colgate (Nov. 10). He narrowly missed a double-double with eight rebounds, however, of the eight boards, four were on the offensive glass – tying a career high.


  • Appeared and started all 34 games this season
  • Doubled points per game average from freshman season (4.0 points per game to 8.1)
  • Shot 44.1 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from distance
  • Improved free throw shooting by nearly 20.0 percent from freshman season (57.7 percent to 75.0 percent)
  • Grabbed a career-best 157 rebounds, including 50 on the offensive glass
  • Improved rebounding by nearly 1.5 rebounds per game (3.2 rebounds per game to 4.6 rebounds per game)
  • Finished second on the team with 25 blocked shots
  • Added career-high 34 assists and career-high 21 steals
  • Scored a career-best 274 points
  • Knocked down  a 3-pointer in 23 games this season, including making at least two in 12 different contests
  • Eclipsed 30+ minutes on 10 occasions.

Best Games, 2018-19

  • Scored in double-figures in the first four games of the season and five of the first six contests
  • Scored 16 points in the season opener against The Citadel (Nov. 6) on 7-for-8 shooting from the field and a perfect 2-for-2 from beyond the arc
  • Made a career-high four free throws against Sam Houston State (Nov. 14), while also scoring 12 points and grabbing a then-season-high of eight rebounds against the Bearkats
  • Finished with 10 points and seven rebounds in the Cayman Islands Classic championship game against Creighton (Nov. 21)
  • Played a career-high 37 minutes against Mississippi State (Dec. 8)
  • Scored a career-high 23 points and made a career-high nine field goals against the Bulldogs in that contest, including tying his career-high with four made 3-pointers
  • Posted 15 points in 23 minutes against Charleston Southern (Dec. 18) – finished 6-for-8 against the Bulldogs
  • Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds at Duke (Jan. 5)
  • Scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds at Florida State (Jan. 22) – shot 7-for-13 against the Seminoles, including knocking down three triples
  • Scored 13 points in a road win at Georgia Tech (Feb. 6) – also grabbed five rebounds and blocked a season-high-tying two shots against the Yellow Jackets
  • Swatted two more shots against Virginia Tech (Feb. 9)
  • Netted 10 points in a win over Boston College (Feb. 23)
  • Scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds against Wichita State in the second round of the NIT (March 23) – finished 2-for-3 from the floor and knocked down a triple against the Shockers.


  • Appeared in 34 games and made 12 starts last season
  • Limited action off the bench in the early going, but stepped into a starting role following the tragic season-ending injury of senior Donte Grantham
  • Averaged 15.4 minutes per game for the season, but played finished the season with 21.7 minutes per contest over the final 16 games of the season, including 12 starts
  • Grabbed over 100 rebounds, averaging 3.2 per game
  • Finished the season with 29 blocks – second-most on the roster.

Best Games, 2017-18

  • Played a career-high 30 minutes at Georgia Tech
  • Scored in double figures on three occasions during the year
  • Scored 10 points in back-to-back games at Florida State and against Duke
  • Finished a perfect 4-for-4 from the field in the Tigers’ opening round game of the NCAA tournament against New Mexico State – finishing with nine points and three rebounds
  • Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in the opening round game of the ACC tournament against Boston College
  • Narrowly missed a double-double against the Eagles with 10 points and nine boards
  • Hit two three-pointers on three occasions, including coming in for an injured Donte Grantham and hitting a clutch three against Notre Dame.

Before Clemson

  • Four-star prospect according to 247 Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout
  • Rated as high as the No. 89 prospect in the nation by Rivals – also No. 104 by Scout and No. 107 by 247 Sports
  • No. 3 prospect from the state of Virginia by ESPN and No. 7 by Rivals
  • No. 27 prospect at the power forward spot by ESPN
  • Central Virginia Boys Player of the Year as a senior, when he led Blue Ridge to a second state championship in three years
  • Averaged 13.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game as a senior
  • First-team All-VISAA Division II selection, he was a second-team choice as a junior – also second-team all-state by USA Today as a senior
  • Posted 16 points, six rebounds and three blocks in championship game
  • Notched double-double and produced 14 of his 18 points in the second half of semifinal win over Virginia Episcopal School
  • Team MVP as a senior when he went over 1,000 career points in three seasons
  • MVP of the Bullis Holiday Classic and Joe Miller Invitational
  • Posted 18 points in the championship game against Word of God
  • MVP of the Central Virginia All-Star Game, when he tallied 16 points
  • Played freshman year at Fluvanna County High School, where he scored 377 points
  • Coached by Cade Lemcke at Blue Ridge, helping team to a 75-10 record in three seasons.


  • Born February 17, 1999 (turns 22 during the 2020-21 season).
  • Majoring in Sports Communications
  • Can communicate in sign language.