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Prospect Profile

Henry Sims

  • Full Name: Henry Sims
  • Position: Center
  • Height/Weight: 6-10 / 250
  • Birthdate: March 27, 1990
  • College: Georgetown

*Great passer
*Inside-outside game
*Legit size
*7-foot-4 wingspan

*Could rebound at a higher level

NBA projection:
Sims has been projected as a second-round pick, and he helped his cause with a good showing in the Portsmouth Invitational, earning all-tournament honors after finishing eighth among all players in scoring (13.7 ppg), seventh in rebounding (9.0 rpg) and fifth in blocked shots (2.3 bpg).

2011-12 Season:
Sims had the best season of his career, finishing third on the team in scoring, second in rebounding and tops in assists and blocked shots. He earned third-team All-Big East honors and helped lead the Hoyas to a 24-9 record and an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Key statistics:
11.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.8 tpg, 0.6 spg, 1.4 bpg, 27.53 mpg, .462 FG, .708 FT

Cool statistic:
Sims was the only player in the Big East to rank in the top 15 in the conference in blocked shots and assists.

Reminds me of:
Roy Hibbert

What Insiders Say:
Georgetown coach John Thompson III
“I think he just had what in many ways was just a normal progression. He's gotten better every year. This year we've needed him to do more. This year, as what happens with a lot of seniors in college on many different levels, I think he realized that the end was near in terms of his days at Georgetown. I think his focus and attention to detail, his work ethic was much better this year, and he has seen the results.”

What Outsiders Say:
Marquette coach Buzz Williams
“Obviously, he’s put in a lot of time and effort in becoming the player he was. Not so much statistically, that’s obvious in his growth and improvement, but more so his ability to have the offense run through him similar to what it was when everything was going through Greg Monroe.”

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey
“Sims is so good with the ball. They play off him. That’s a unique team that he’s the lead assist guy. I’ve really never seen anything like that. They really play well off him.”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch.

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