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Marcus Simmons - SG/SF, 6'6, 200
Free agent - Last played with Grand Rapids Drive (D-League, 2017)
       Date of birth: 01/28/1988
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
     Out of: USC
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right




Date
League
Transaction
27th September, 2011 Japan Signed a one year contract with Yokohama B-Corsairs.
2nd November, 2012 D-League Drafted 88th overall in the 2012 D-League Draft by Texas Legends.
5th November, 2012 D-League Traded by Texas Legends to Canton Charge in exchange for Assane Sene and Vernon Lewis.
15th November, 2012 D-League Waived by Canton Charge.
13th December, 2013 Japan Signed for the remainder of the season with Yokohama B-Corsairs.
1st November, 2014 D-League Drafted 108th overall in the 2014 D-League Draft by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
2nd November, 2015 D-League Designated as a returning player by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
28th June, 2016 Philippines Signed for the duration of the Governor's Cup with Phoenix Masters.
29th July, 2016 Philippines Released by Phoenix Masters.
31st October, 2016 D-League Designated as a returning player by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
7th November, 2016 D-League Waived by Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
15th January, 2017 D-League Acquired by Grand Rapids Drive.
When: Where:
2007 - 2011 USC (NCAA)
September 2011 - June 2012 Yokohama B-Corsairs (Japan, BJ League)
November 2012 Texas Legends (D-League)
November 2012 Canton Charge (D-League)
December 2013 - June 2014 Yokohama B-Corsairs (Japan, BJ League)
November 2014 - June 2015 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
September 2015 - October 2015 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
November 2015 - June 2016 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
June 2016 - July 2016 Phoenix Masters (Philippines)
October 2016 - November 2016 Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League)
January 2017 - June 2017 Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)
From blog:


   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Shooting Guards
2011-06-23

Marcus Simmons - USC's Simmons has thoroughly underwhelming statistics. Barely playing in his first three seasons, he played a lot as a senior due to the graduations of Dwight Lewis and Marcus Johnson, and averaged 5.1 points, 3.2 fouls, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 26 minutes per game, shooting 42% from the field, 60% from the line, and hitting 11 three pointers all season. He played because of his defense - decently athletic in a 6'6 200lb frame, Simmons's defensive intensity and hustle is magnetic, and he is an incredibly disruptive force on that end. He deflects, contests, disrupts, and is permanently in the way, which is the best attribute you can have as a defender. Fouls be damned.

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   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The 2010/11 NCAA Tournament, Part 1: Southwestern Region
2011-03-15

Perhaps expectedly, all things considered, USC are not a deep team. They weren't a deep team last season, playing only about 7 players on any given night, and then they got shallower. Mike Gerrity, Marcus Johnson and Dwight Lewis graduated, while Leonard Washington was dismissed and transferred to Washington. The Trojans added Fordham transfer Jio Fontan, gave considerably bigger roles to little-used seniors Donte Smith and Marcus Simmons, whilst adding freshman big man Garrett Jackson, and guards Maurice Jones and Bryce Jones. But after only a few months, Bryce Jones transferred, citing a lack of playing time (quite the claim from a freshman getting 21mpg). And now they're back to only 7 again.

USC do it with defense, giving up only 63 points per game, and Marcus Simmons is a big part of that. Defense is pretty much all he does, but he's tough, athletic, aggressive and smart on that end, and was the Pac-10 defensive player of the year. The two big men defend, as does Maurice Jones, who is only 5'7, but who is speedy and disruptive. Smith and Fontan do their share, and while freshman Garrett Jackson doesn't play good defense at this time, he has the size and athleticism to develop on that end. As is somewhat inevitable by a team so strong defensively, USC can struggle offensively; Smith is rather limited to the three pointer, and is a rather poor ballhandler, especially for a 5'11 guard). Jones is not a good ball handler cannot create his own shot and is not a great half court point guard, and Simmons and Jackson contribute little on that end. Fontan is the only guard who can create his own shot, and yet he's neither great at this nor a great outside shooter. Offensively, it's all rather dependent on Vucevic. Yet the defense maintains.

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