Chester Simmons III (born July 24, 1982), better known as Tre Simmons, is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Odessa, Green River CC and Washington before playing professionally in Greece, Spain, Israel, Czech Republic, Russia, Puerto Rico and France. Simmons was named EuroChallenge Final Four MVP in 2013.
Simmons with Jerusalem in 2010
|Born||July 24, 1982|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||206 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Garfield (Seattle, Washigthon)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|2007||Hapoel Galil Elyon|
|2008–2009||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|2012–2013||Krasnye Krylya Samara|
|2015||Cangrejeros de Santurce|
|2015–2016||Hapoel Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
Simmons began his professional career in 2006 when he joined the Greek League club PAOK. He then moved to the Spanish League and ULEB Cup club Gran Canaria for the 2006-07 season, but in the middle of the season moved to Israel and signed for the Superleague club Hapoel Galil Elyon. The following season he moved to Hapoel Holon with whom he won the league championship.
He joined the Euroleague club Maccabi Tel Aviv for the 2008-09 season. For the 2009-10 season he signed with Hapoel Jerusalem. From 2010 to 2012 he played for ČEZ Nymburk in Czech Republic where he won Czech National Championship and the Czech National Cup. In June 2012 he signed with Krasnye Krylya Samara of Russia for the 2012-13 season. In July 2013, he returned to ČEZ Nymburk. On May 29, 2015, he signed with Cangrejeros de Santurce of Puerto Rico for the 2015 BSN season.
On December 18, 2017, he returned to Israel for a third stint, signing with Hapoel Afula of the Liga Leumit for the rest of the season. One day later, he made his debut in a 94–92 win over Maccabi Hod HaSharon, recording 22 points, four assists and four rebounds.
On November 8, 2018, he announced his retirement from playing professional basketball.
- Maccabi adds Tre Simmons, Dror Hagag
- Hapoel announces the arrival of three players
- Krasnye Krylya Samara lands Chester Tre Simmons
- CEZ Nymburk bring Tre Simmons back
- Tre Simmons inks with Cangrejeros de Santurce
- Hapoel Tel Aviv announces Tre Simmons
- Chester Simmons signs with Antibes Sharks
- "התשובה לבעיות? טרה סימונס חתם בהפועל עפולה". One.co.il (in Hebrew). December 18, 2017.
- "בכורה אדירה לסימונס בעפולה". One.co.il (in Hebrew). December 19, 2017.
- "טרה סימונס הודיע על פרישה". ynet.co.il (in Hebrew). November 8, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.