Xavier Simpson 3
Xavier  Simpson


Lima, Ohio

High School:
Lima Senior HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180



Michigan vs. Texas

Dec. 6, 2016


Freshman (2016-17)
• One of four Wolverine signees -- along with Austin Davis (Onsted, Mich.), Jon Teske (Medina, Ohio) and Ibi Watson (Pickerington, Ohio)
• Played in all 38 games for the Maize and Blue
• Went 3-for-4 from the floor with a three-pointer for seven points in a 29-point win over Michigan State (Feb. 7)
• Also had seven points to go along with two rebounds and two assists in a win over No. 14 Purdue (Feb. 25)
• In his first game in a Wolverine uniform, scored five points, had two assists and a steal in a win over Howard (Nov. 11)
• Pulled down a pair of rebounds in the win over Kennesaw State (Dec. 3)
• Had career-highs in both assists (4) and steals (3) in the win over Maryland Eastern Shore (Dec. 17)
• Dished out a pair of assists in a road contests at Indiana (Feb. 12), at Minnesota (Feb. 19) and at Northwestern (March 1)
• Averaged 8.7 minutes per game

Prep Career
• Played at Lima Senior High School under coach and father Quincey Simpson
• Began prep career at Lima Central Catholic before transferring as a junior to Lima Senior following his father's hiring as head coach
• Tabbed as ESPN's No. 48 overall player in the 2016 Class and No. 3 player in Ohio
• Associated Press Ohio Mr. Basketball (2016); fourth player from Lima, Ohio, to be named Mr. Basketball joining Greg Simpson (1991, '92), Aaron Hutchins (1994) and Jamar Butler (2004)
• Associated Press Division I Player of the Year (2015, '16), All-Ohio first team (2015, '16)
• Associated Press Division III All-Ohio honorable mention (2014)
• Three Rivers Conference Player of the Year (2016), first team (2015, '16), Academic Award (2015)
• All-Northwest Ohio Player of the Year (2015, '16), first team (2015, '16)
• All-District 8 Player of the Year (2015, '16), first team (2015, '16)
• The Lima News Dream Team Player of the Year (2015, '16), All-City first team (2015, '16)
• With 17 points and seven assists helped Lima Senior to the 2016 OHSAA Division I runner-up title after a narrow, 57-55, loss to Westerville South (March 19); nearly completing a perfect season closing 26-1 overall and 16-0 in Three Rivers Conference play
• With 18 points, three assists and two steals led Lima Central Catholic to the 2014 OHSAA Division III title with a 64-62 win over Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joe (March 22); finished season 25-4 overall
• Finished prep career with a 95-13 record -- Lima Senior (48-6) and Lima Central Catholic (47 -7)
• Scored 1,986 points in his career, including 688 points at Lima Central Catholic
• Nearly averaged 20-plus points over his last three seasons -- senior (27.2), junior (19.8) and sophomore (19.0)
• Averaged six-plus assists in each of his final three seasons -- senior (6.1), junior (8.0) and sophomore (6.0)
• Broke the Lima Senior single-game scoring record, twice as a senior -- 59 points (Dec. 15) and 65 points (Feb. 2), both against Fremont Ross

• Given name is Xavier Marquis Simpson
• Born on Feb. 11, 1997, in Lima, Ohio
• Son of Bobbie Carter and Quincey Simpson
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Undecided major


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