Simms is a powerful player that has a soft shooting touch. He averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 2020-21. He shot a modest volume of three-balls but made 40% (22 of 55). He shot 82.5% FT. Right handed but uses his left well. He had a 1.12-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio as a Senior. He finished sixth in ACC boxscore plus/minus. …Simms' DEFRTG was slightly better than the Clemson team DEFRTG. ...Simms is yet another example of the depth of this Draft. He can shoot it well. He shares it freely. He's tough. He is known as a scholarly human that should fit in well to a team culture. ...We do not expect Simms to be drafted. We think he should be considered. There is no reason (if he hits his ceiling), that Simms couldn't be an NBA starter.
Our best advice: in 2020, the 59th pick was Jalen Harris. We advised, "draft Mason Jones."