2021 NBA Draft Profile

Jericho

Sims

Round 2Pick 58
Drafted By:New York Knicks
Position
F
Height/Weight
6-10 / 245 lbs
School/Club
Texas
Country
USA
Status
Senior
Birthday
10/20/1998
Draft 2021

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• Two-time All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection.
• 2021 Big 12 All-Tournament Team pick.
• Led Texas in rebounding and blocks as a junior and senior.
• Tied a Big 12 Tournament freshman single-game record with 15 rebounds against Iowa State in the 2018 first round.

SENIOR (2020-21)
• Finished fourth in the Big 12 in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and fifth in blocks (1.08 bpg) to go with 9.2 points.
• Shot a career-high 69.6% from the field.
• Helped the Longhorns win their first Big 12 Tournament title.
• Had a career-high 21 points and a season-best 14 rebounds against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament championship game (March 13).
• Posted 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high four blocks against Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament (March 11).
• Registered a double-double in four of his last five games.

STRENGTHS
• Outstanding combination of size and athleticism.
• Aggressive and bouncy around the rim.
• Solid instincts and timing as a rim protector.
• Can switch and guard on the perimeter.

PERSONAL
• Majored in African & African Diaspora Studies with a minor in Anthropology at Texas.
• Father, Charles, played basketball at the University of Minnesota.
• Has five older brothers, two of whom played Division I college basketball and one of whom played D-1 college football.

44.5
Sims’ 44.5-inch max vertical jump at the 2021 NBA Draft Combine tied for the third-highest jump in event history.

QUOTE
“I don’t know who was voting or what it was, but for him to not make the All-Defensive Team in our league is a joke. He is one of one in the country in terms of a guy that size that can defend that way in different ways.”

-Former Texas and current Marquette head coach Shaka Smart

 

— Profile by NBA Communications