Both Courtney Sims and Deshawn Sims have received all-star bids and will play in the NBA D-League All-Star game on Feb. 19 in L.A. Congrats to both of the former Wolverines, and good luck moving forward (hopefully to the NBA)
Deshawn Sims and Courtney Sims Named to D-League All-Star Team
Congrats to both. I enjoyed watching Deshawn last year and wish the best for him.
Just remembering that whole era under Amaker is so frustrating. It seemed like every year the team was a bucket away from making the tournament and could never get over the hump. Then you'd think the team was set up for big improvement the next season only to watch them have the exact same near-miss kind of year.
Looking at his record in retrospect, the guy did a pretty good job under the circumstances (sanctions, poor facilities, lack of recent success, etc.) but damnit if he didn't seem to cruelly toy with our emotions for that whole five year stretch.
Those were gut-wrenching years. Watching Daniel Horton as a freshman, I thought to myself "there's the player to get us back on top". Never happened. Horton's senior year - surrounded by the likes of C. Sims, B. Petway, L. Abram, G. Brown*, C. Hunter, and D. Harris - should have been *the* year to forever dispel the demons of the late Fisher/Ellerbe years.
Great to see both Sims' doin' well in the NBDL, though.
*The one player I would love to have back from that team is G. Brown. His screens were legendary. Pure man-steel, bonecrushing (and mostly legal) picks of unsuspecting opposing Big 10 guards. Fond memories.
The problem with Amaker was none of his players improved over the 4 years he coached them. With the possible exception of Graham Brown.
He had some legit talent, but did nothing with it.
PS: Is Petway still chasing that rap dream?
he is with the Globetrotters
My Jr year of HS b-ball we played G. Brown's Mio team when he was a Sr.
He was a monster. He knocked me into the next week with a pick.
Blocked one of our players 3-point attempt into about the 10th row of seats.
It always seemed like guys regressed under Amaker. You look back, and CSims, LAbram, DHarris and especially DHorton all peaked in their freshman or sophomore year, then got worse over time.
Bernard Robinson, Jr. was the only notable exception in my mind.
Congrats to both of them. Maybe Deshawn can make it to the NBA someday as a role player.
Hell, the Pistons need some size. Pick'Em up!!
he's too small to play PF in the NBA and not good enough athlete/shooter to play SF. I think in a system where teams likes to go out and run like the Suns or the Knicks, he'll thrive because the like to use smaller lineups to create mismatches.
I'd take Courtney on the Pistons in a heartbeat. He can't be worse than Maxiell and WAllace is hurt.
It is encouraging to realize that Jordan Morgan is having a better first season than both D. Sims and C. Sims in a number of categories including Min/Game, FG%, Rb/Game, Assists, steals, and Pts/Game. If he can continue to develop and improve under Coach Alexander's tutelage, perhaps a NBA future is not out of the question.