Kobi Simmons is one of the top-10 recruits in the nation for the 2016 college basketball recruiting class. He is also considered by many to be the best point guard in the nation. Simmons was at Adidas Nations this past weekend, and put together a very impressive highlight video throughout the games that he played.
After watching that impressive footage, you can now see even more why he is considered to be such a high level prospect. He has proven himself in every setting that he possibly could have, and there are quite a few reasons to believe that he is destined to be a star at the next level. Simmons now has to figure out where he wants to play the next chapter of his career, and Kentucky is one of the most interested schools in him.
During his junior year at St. Francis High School in Alpharetta, Georgia, Simmons put up a monstrous stat line. He averaged 21.2 points, 4.2 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Simmons also knocked down 54 percent of his shots overall and an impressive 40 percent from behind the three-point arc.
Those numbers show exactly why John Calipari and the Wildcats are after him, but it also shows why almost every other school in the nation wants him as well.
At 6-foot-5 and 170 pounds, he is very big for a point guard and will be very dangerous at that position. There aren’t many point guards that could match up with him, and he is beginning to round out his skill-set very well. Assuming he continues to improve his game and work as hard as he has the last couple seasons, there is nothing holding him back from being a superstar at the collegiate level.
All of that being said, it will be very interesting and entertaining to watch the recruiting war continue to wage over him up until he makes his decision.
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