This coming weekend, Phenom Hoop Report will be hosting their second annual David Rose Memorial Day Classic. 74 teams will be making their way to Greensboro, NC to showcase their talents to numerous scouts and fans. With such a large field of talented players, we decided to pick out a few in particular who could make some noise in the 16U division.

 

POTENTIAL 16U STANDOUTS:

 

6'8' Sophomore Aamir Simms (Blue Ridge- VA)

 

PLAYER: Aamir Simms

CLASS: 2017

HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA)

HIGH SCHOOL STATISTICS: 7 Points, 6 Rebounds, 2 Assists per game

AAU PROGRAM: Team Loaded Virginia

 

THOUGHTS ON SIMMS:

Aamir Simms is definitely a player that coaches need to keep a close eye on this coming weekend at the David Rose Memorial Day Classic. A few months back, Phenom Hoop Report traveled to Petersburg, VA to scout the VISAA State Tournament at Virginia State University. Going into the event, Simms was a player we were very familiar with. We knew he could play, but we were eager to see how he would perform against some of the state's toughest competition. After just a few short minutes, we immediately knew this kid was a baller.

Simms is a very athletic player with an absurd amount of potential. He has great size, beautiful touch, and phenomenal footwork for a player his age. On offense, the 6'8' rising junior is electric. He literally gets the job done at all angles. If he isn't bullying opponents deep in the post, Simms uses his versatility to get open and bury mid-range jump shots. His post moves are out of this world. Whether it's a smooth up and under, or a finessed skyhook, chances are Simms is dropping buckets.

On defense, Simms is an opponent's nightmare. His lengthy body and extraordinarily high basketball IQ cause endless problems for opposing offenses. He rebounds well, hustles hard, and makes his presence known every time he steps foot on the floor. He's the type of player that no one wants to match up with. After a sensational regular season and winning a state title, Simms was invited to our first annual Virginia Top 80 Camp. He was outstanding. Throughout the course of the afternoon, Simms worked hard to make to give himself a slight advantage. He was a fierce competitor with a great amount of mental toughness and determination.

As the weekend progresses, expect Simms to play a very important role for his Team Loaded squad. If he can perform to the best of his ability and take control on offense, we wouldn't be surprised if this behemoth led his team to Sunday afternoon's title game. Best of luck, big fella!