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Lionel Simmons

Basketball

Local, LaSalle University

2-time All-City star Southern High School in 1985 & 1986

Scored 56 points in a high school game -1986

One of five players to score 3000 points in college career

4-year starter for the LaSalle University Explorers (1986-90)

Career stats at LaSalle: 24.6 PPG, 10.9 RPG, .501 FG%, .722 FT%

Led LaSalle in Scoring and Rebounds in each of his 4 seasons

3 times led LaSalle in Steals (1986-89)

2 time MAAC Regular Season Champion (1988, 1989)

MAAC Southern Division Champion (1990)

3 time MAAC Tournament Champion (1988-90)

Led LaSalle to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (1988-90)

Holds the LaSalle single game record for Free Throws with 18 (2/28/88)

Holds the LaSalle single game record for Blocks with 7 (2/22/88)

Holds the LaSalle single season record for Points with 908 (1988-89)

Holds the LaSalle single season record for Points Per Game with 28.4 (1988-89)

Holds the LaSalle single season record for Field Goals with 349 (1988-89)

Holds the LaSalle single season record for Blocks with 77 (1987-88)

Current rank on the Explorers Career Leaders

  • 1st in PTS [3217]
  • 1st in PPG [24.6]
  • 1st in FG [1244]
  • 7th in FG% [.501]
  • 1st in FT [673]
  • 3rd in 3-PT% [.415]
  • 2nd in REB [1429]
  • 8th in RPG [10.9]
  • 1st in BLK [248]
  • 2nd in STL [239]

3 time Big 5 Player of the Year (1988-90)

4 time 1st Team All-Big 5 (1986-90)

3 time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year (1988-90)

Named UPI 3rd Team All-American (1987-88)

Named UPI 2nd Team All-American (1988-89)

Named AP 3rd Team All-American (1988-89)

Consensus 1st Team All-American (1989-90)

Consensus Player of the Year honors (1990)

  • AP / UPI / Basketball Weekly

Recipient of the USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy as National Player of the Year (1990)

Recipient of the NABC John Wooden Award as National Player of the Year (1990)

Recipient of the Naismith Award as National Player of the Year (1990)

Currently the Big 5’s All Time Leading Scorer with 3217 PTS

Current Rank on the NCAA Career Leaders

  • 3rd in PTS [3217]
  • 6th in REB [1429]

Holds the NCAA Basketball record for most consecutive games scoring in double figures with 115 (1987-90)

Played 7 seasons at F-G for the Sacramento Kings (1990-97)

Drafted in the 1st Round (7th Overall) in the NBA Draft (1990)

Career NBA stats: 12.8 PPG, 6.2 RPG, 3.3 APG, .433 FG%, .771 FT%, 1.1 SPG

John Wanamaker Award recipient as Philadelphia Athlete of the Year (1991)

Named to NBA 1st Team All-Rookie (1990-91)

Inducted into the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame (1996)

Inducted into the LaSalle University Hall of Athletes

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