Clemson player named All-ACC

Clemson player named All-ACC

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Clemson player named All-ACC

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Clemson forward Aamir Simms was named to the All-ACC second team, which the ACC announced Monday morning.

This is the second year in a row Simms was named to an All-ACC team. Last year, he earned third team All-ACC honors.

Simms led the Tigers in points and rebounds this year, while guiding the Tigers to a 10-6 record in the ACC. Clemson’s .625 winning percentage in league play is its best since the 2007-’08 team did the same on their way to the 2008 ACC Tournament Championship Game.

Simms is the only player in the league to lead his team in points, rebounds and assists and is doing so for the second consecutive season. It has only been done by six players previously in ACC history.

The Palmyra, Va., senior has tied his career high of 25 points twice this season, including in wins at Miami (Jan. 2) and against Georgia Tech at home (Feb. 12). He has netted double figures in 14 games this season and has amassed three double-doubles.

Simms became just the fourth player in Clemson history to amass 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 150 assists, 75 steals and 75 blocks in a career – joining Trevor Booker, Horace Grant and Larry Nance. He surpassed 1,000 career points and stands 35th all-time in Clemson history with 1,090 points. He is just the 15th player in Clemson history to amass totals of 1,000 points and 600 rebounds in a career. He is currently 23rd in all-time in rebounding with 617.

He was named to the Top 10 of the Karl Malone Award, which recognizes the nation’s best power forward. Simms also earned a spot on the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award Watch List, which included just 14 other players.

The Tigers open the ACC Tournament on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., on ACCN. Clemson will face the winner of Pittsburgh and Miami.

Clemson Athletics Communications contributed to this story

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