High school senior forward Desmond Simmons was the only incoming 2010 freshman to sign in with the Huskies today. But coach Lorenzo Romar made him sound almost like an entire roster.
In a single interview today, Romar said Simmons is like Jon Brockman in his approach; like a fully-revved Clarence Trent in terms of making things happen; like Justin Holiday in his eagerness to do whatever is needed to win; but most of all like Bobby Jones, the versatile forward who played at UW from 2003-06.
“When I use Bobby Jones, it’s because you think of a guy who possesses many intangibles that impact winning,” Romar said. “A guy with a motor that’s always running -- and running at a pretty high RPM rate at that. He’s a consummate team guy. Championship teams have guys like that.”
Simmons is a 6-foot-7 forward starting his senior season at Salesain High School in Richmond, Calif. Scout.com rates him as the No. 25 power forward in the nation; ESPN.com rates him the No. 44 small forward.
As a junior, Simmons averaged 18.2 points and 12.6 rebounds as Salesain went 31-4 and won the Northern California Division IV championship. In the championship game, he had 31 points and 19 rebounds.
Here's the release from the Huskies.