DeShawn Sims 34
DeShawn Sims

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Pershing

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 235

Position:
F

Birthdate:
01/21/1988


Michigan Career ... Played in 132 games for Michigan with 92 career starts ... Did not miss a game in his last three seasons ... Played in 129 consecutive games over a four season span ... 2009-10 All-Big Ten Second Team, as selected by Big Ten coaches and media ... U-M's 2009-10 Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... 2009-10 NABC All-District 7 Second Team ... 2008-09 All-Big Ten Second Team, as selected by Big Ten media ... 2008-09 All-Big Ten Third Team, as selected by Big Ten coaches ... 2007-08 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention, as selected by Big Ten coaches and media ... U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player (2009) - after teammate Manny Harris requested to share award ... U-M's Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player (2009)... Two-time U-M Loy Vaught Rebounding Award (2008, '09) ... Three-time Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 11, 2007; Dec. 29, 2008; Jan. 10, 2010) ... As a junior, became 44th Wolverine to surpass 1,000 career points ... As a senior, became 19th Wolverine to surpass 1,500 career points as senior ... As a senior, became 15th Wolverine to surpass 700 rebounds in career.

At Michigan ...
(2009-10) ... Helped Michigan to a 15-17 record ... Earned No. 8 seed at Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... (2008-09) ... Helped Michigan to a 21-14 record, which tied a school record for the largest single-season turnaround in program history ... Helped U-M earn its first NCAA Tournament bid in 11 years ... Earned No. 10 seed at NCAA Tournament, advancing to second round after 62-59 victory over No. 7 seed Clemson ... Eliminated by No. 2 seed Oklahoma, 73-63, in second round ... Earned No. 7 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Helped U-M to two top-five wins after defeating No. 4 UCLA (Nov. 20, 55-52) and No. 4 Duke (Dec. 6, 81-73) ... Helped U-M to 4-5 record against national top 25 opponents ... Helped U-M set team records for single season free throw percentage (75.7%), three-point field goals (305) and three-point field goal attempts (912) ... Helped U-M tie the NCAA record for most players with a three-point field goal in a game -- nine against Eastern Michigan (Dec. 13) ... (2007-08) ... Helped Michigan to a 10-22 record - winning five of its last 10 games of the season ... Earned No. 9 seed at the Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... (2006-07) ... Helped Michigan to a 22-13 record, its second straight 20-plus win season ... Earned No. 8 seed at Big Ten Tournament, advancing to quarterfinal ... Lost in second round of NIT.

Senior (2009-10) ...
All-Big Ten Second Team, as selected by Big Ten coaches and media ... NABC District 7 Second Team ... U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player ... U-M's Loy Vaught Rebounding Award ... U-M's Iron Man Award ... John R. Wooden All-America Team Watch List ... John R. Wooden All-America Player of the Year Watch List ... Candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Ten Second Team ... CBS Sports (Online) Athlon Sports Preseason All-Big Ten Second Team ... Lindy's Preseason All-Big Ten Third Team ... USA Today Sports Weekly Preseason All-Big Ten Second Team ... Yahoo! Sports Preseason All-Big Ten Second Team ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 11) ... One of just seven Wolverines all-time to reach 1,500 career points and 600 career rebounds ... Played and started all 32 games, the only Wolverine to start every game during the season ... Averaged 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game ... Scored 536 points ... Scored in double-figures 26 times and led U-M in scoring 14 times ... Scored a season-high 28 points against Ohio State (Jan. 3) ... Had a team-best 242 rebounds, 98 offensive and 144 defensive ... Had nine games of 10-plus rebounds and led U-M in rebounding in 22 games ... Grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds twice -- at Wisconsin (Jan. 20) and against Illinois (Feb. 23) ... Recorded seven double-doubles -- against Northern Michigan (Nov. 14, 22 points, 10 rebounds), Creighton (Nov. 26, 16 points, 11 rebounds), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Dec. 5, 19 points, 10 rebounds), Detroit (Dec. 13, 23 points, 12 rebounds), at Wisconsin (Jan. 20, 23 points, 13 rebounds), Iowa (Jan. 30, 20 points, 12 rebounds) and at Iowa (27 points, 10 rebounds) ... Recorded 30 assists ... Had a season-high four assists against Detroit (Dec. 13) ... Shot 49.2 percent (220-for-447) from the floor ... Shot 28.4 percent (21-for-74) from the three-point line ... Shot 67.0 percent (75-for-112) from the free-throw line ... Made 21 three-point field goals ... Had a season-best five three-pointers against Houston Baptist (Nov. 20) ... Recorded a team-high 21 blocks ... Tied a career-high with three blocks against Northwestern (Jan. 10) ... Had 35 steals ... Recorded a career-high-tying three steals four times -- against Marquette (Nov. 27), at Utah (Dec. 9), Indiana (Jan. 14) and at Michigan State (March 7) ... Played 1,026 minutes ... Averaged 32.1 minutes per game ... Played 30-or-more minutes in 25 games ... Played a season-best 39 minutes three times -- at Penn State (Jan. 7), Michigan State (Jan. 26) and at Iowa (Feb. 16).

Junior (2008-09) ...
All-Big Ten Second Team, as selected by Big Ten media ... All-Big Ten Third Team, as selected by Big Ten coaches ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 29) ... U-M's Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player ... U-M's Loy Vaught Rebounding Award ... U-M's Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player ... Became 44th Wolverine player to reach 1,000 career points (1,048) ... Played in all 35 games, with 26 starts ... Came off bench in first six games ... Had additional three-game stretch off bench before starting the final 10 games ... Hit a last second three-pointer in overtime to defeat Savannah State (Nov. 29) ... Posted first 20-point/20-rebound game in 31 years with exactly 20 points and 20 rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 22) ... Became the 14th U-M player to record 20-plus rebounds in a game ... The 20 rebounds were the most for a U-M player in two seasons ... Most rebounds in a game for any Big Ten player in 2008-09 ... Averaged career-best 15.4 points and career-best 6.8 rebounds ... Posted 30 games scoring in double figures ... Had seven games with 20-plus points ... Scored a career-best 29 points against Purdue (Feb. 26), finishing game 12-for-16 from field, 1-for-2 on three-point field goals and 2-for-2 on free throws ... Posted first 500-plus point season (540) ... Collected single-season career-best 238 rebounds (6.8) ... Had 25 games with five-or-more rebounds ... Had five games with double-digit rebounds, all of which led to double-doubles ... Had a career-high 20 rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 22) ... Had five double-doubles -- Michigan Tech (Nov. 11, 10 points, 12 rebounds), Savannah State (Nov. 29, 23 points, 12 rebounds), Duke (Dec. 6, 28 points, 12 rebounds), Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 22, 20 points, 20 rebounds) and at Penn State (Jan. 20, 19 points, 10 rebounds) ... Shot career-best 50.5 percent from the field (224-for-444) after not averaging above 40 percent in his first two seasons ... Shot 31.7 percent on three-point field goals (26-for-82) and 71.0 percent on free throws (66-for-93) ... Collected 26 assists (0.7) ... Had a career-high five assists against Penn State (Feb. 5) ... Collected a single-season career-best 27 blocks (0.8) ... Had a career-high-tying three blocks, two times -- at Illinois (Jan. 14) and against Penn State (Feb. 5) ... Collected a single-season career-best 40 steals (1.1) ... Had a career-high-tying three steals, two times -- against N.C. Central (Dec. 29) and vs. Iowa (March 12) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament ... Played in 30.7 minutes per game ... Recorded first season with 1,000-plus minutes (1,075) ... Played 20-or-more minutes in all 35 games, with 23 30-plus minute games and two 40-plus minute games ... Played a career-best 41 minutes in overtime game at Iowa (Feb. 22).

Sophomore (2007-08) ...
All-Big Ten Honorable Mention, as selected by Big Ten coaches and media ... U-M's Loy Vaught Rebounding Award ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 11) ... Started all 32 games -- one of just two Wolverines, along with Manny Harris, to start every game ... Started first Big Ten game against Wisconsin (Jan. 2) ... Averaged 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... Posted one of the largest one season turnarounds among all Big Ten players, going from 3.4 points to 12.3 per game - an 8.9 increase ... Doubled his rebounding going from 2.3 to 5.4 - a 2.1 increase ... His 12.3 points per game ranked 12th among all Big Ten players ... Posted first career double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds vs. Iowa (March 13) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament ... Scored in double figures in 23 games with three 20-plus point games ... Scored a season-high 23 points against Radford (Nov. 9) in the season opener after going 10-for-19 from the field ... Scored 22 points, two times - against Oakland (Dec. 12) and against Ohio State (Feb. 17) ... Led U-M in scoring in nine games ... Led U-M in rebounding with 173 (5.4) ... His 5.4 rebounds per game ranked 14th among all Big Ten players ... Had 20 games with five-or-more rebounds ... Had a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Iowa... Led U-M in rebounding in 14 games ... Shot 39.5 percent from the field (149-for-377), 30.3 percent on three-point field goals (43-for-132) and 69.2 percent on free throws (54-for-78) ... Collected 29 assists (0.9) ... Had a season-high four assists against Indiana (Jan. 8) ... Collected 24 blocks (0.8) ... Had a career-high three blocks at Harvard (Dec. 5) ... Collected 31 steals (1.0) ... Had a career-high three steals, two times - against Wisconsin and against Indiana ... Played 28.1 minutes per game ... Played 20-or-more minutes in 30 games with 12 30-plus minutes games ... Played in a season-high 36 minutes at Minnesota (Feb. 21).

Freshman (2006-07) ...
Played in 33 games with two starts ... Started back-to-back games against Army (Dec. 28), first collegiate start, and Georgetown (Dec. 30) ... Averaged 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... Scored a season-high 14 points against Utah State (March 13) in the first round of the Postseason NIT, going 6-of-11 from the field ... Scored in double figures in three games ... Scored 13 points against Army and 10 points against Georgetown ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds at Wisconsin (Jan. 24) ... Shot 33.3 percent from the field (40-for-120) and 66.0 percent on free throws (33-for-50) ... Collected 11 assists (0.3) ... Had a season-high two assists, three times ... Collected 10 blocks (0.3) ... Had a career-high three blocks against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 12) ... Collected eight steals (0.2) ... Had a career-high two steals against Army ... Played 9.4 minutes per game ... Played in 10-or-more minutes in 13 games, with two of 20-plus minutes ... Played in a season-high 29 minutes against Army.

Prep...
Detroit Pershing High School (2006) ... Parade All-American, fourth team (2006) ... Associated Press Class A Player of the Year (2006) ... Associated Press Class A All-State (2005, '06 - unanimous selection) ... Detroit News Dream Team (2005, '06) ... Detroit Free Press Dream Team (2006) ... Detroit Free Press Class A All-State, first team (2005) ... Detroit News All-Metro, first team (2005, '06) ... Detroit Free Press All-Metro, first team (2005, '06) ... Detroit News All-Detroit, first team (2005, '06) ... Detroit Free Press All-Detroit, first team (2005, '06) ... Detroit News All-Detroit, honorable mention (2004) ... Detroit Free Press All-Detroit, honorable mention (2004) ... For career averaged 19.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks ... Coached by A.W. Canada ... Three-year starter (2004, '05, '06) ... As a senior (2005-06), averaged 25.0 points, 12.0 rebound, 3.0 blocks and 4.0 assists ... Third in voting for Hal Schram Michigan Mr. Basketball ... Led Pershing to a 18-6 record, starting all 24 games ... Led Pershing to PSL East Division title ... Led Pershing to PSL championship game for second straight year, lost 65-47 to Detroit Redford ... Had 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in championship ... Led Pershing to Class A regional semifinal, lost 73-65 to Detroit Redford in double overtime ... Had 35 points in regional semifinal ... As a junior (2004-05), averaged 21.4 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks ... Led Pershing to 21-4 record, started all 25 games ... Led Pershing to PSL East Division title ... Led Pershing to PSL championship game, lost 56-47 to Detroit Redford ... Had 15 points and six rebounds in championship ... Led Pershing to Class A quarterfinal, lost 82-68 to Romulus ... Had 21 points and 14 rebounds in quarterfinal ... As a sophomore (2003-04), averaged 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks ... Led Pershing to 9-12 record, started all 21 games ... Lost to Detroit Redford in regional, 69-43, had 13 points ... Other: Played in the U.S. All-Stars vs. Capital All-Stars Game in Washington, D.C. ... Played on U.S. All-Star Team, along with U-M signee Anthony Wright ... Named Game MVP after leading U.S. All-Stars to 120-117 comeback win ... Had 23 points, six rebounds, a block and a steal in 24 minutes ... Finished game 8-for-11 from the field, 1-for-2 on three-pointers and 6-for-6 on free throws ... Played in Jordan Capitol Classic Game ... Played and starter on White team, which won 108-95 ... Had 10 points, five rebounds, two steals in 19 minutes ... Finished game 5-for-6 from the field.

Personal ...
Given name is DeShawn Adrian Sims ... Born on Jan. 21, 1988 in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Lolita Pruitt ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... General Studies major ... Right-handed ... Nickname is "Peedi" -- variation of grandfather's nickname "P.T." and Jay Z songs ... Verbally committed to Michigan as a senior (Aug. 12, 2005) ... Signed National Letter of Intent to Michigan during early signing period (Nov. 9, 2005).


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