Category: Latest News Written by Scott Burgess
Over the weekend SIU-Edwardsville picked up a commitment from Michigan City (IN) forward Keenan Simmons. The 6’6” forward is known as a shot blocker and rebounder. The athletic forward plays with a motor and has upside considering he is still only 16 years old as a senior.
He stood out at the prestigious Indiana Top 100 Camp during July. We caught up with Simmons to see why the Cougars were his choice.
“Well when I got there I was blown away by the campus atmosphere, the coaches, players, and faculty. Everything just fit right for me.”
Assistant coach Mitch Gilfillan was the lead recruiter on Simmons. The senior spoke about their relationship.
“He is the new assistant coach there. He is a good person and seems like he is a good mentor also. Overall they make it feel like a family environment.”
How does he see himself fitting in with the Cougars on the court?
“I feel I will bring another added spark of energy to the team and most likely a stretch four.”
Simmons ran with the Indiana Dawgs on the circuit.