Donald Sims

Donald Erick Sims (born April 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for Club Biguá of the Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol. He was a standout college basketball player at Appalachian State University, and has played professionally in several countries. He plays at the point guard position.

Donald Sims
No. 8 – Club Biguá
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLiga Uruguaya de Básquetbol
Personal information
Born (1987-04-25) April 25, 1987 (age 34)
Gaffney, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeAppalachian State (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Reno Bighorns
2011–2012Gaiteros del Zulia
2012–2013Ventspils
2013–2014Dnipro-Azot
2014Marinos de Anzoátegui
2014–2016Brussels
2016–2017Club de Regatas Corrientes
2017–2018Atenas de Córdoba
2018–2019San Lorenzo
2019–2020Aguacateros de Michoacán
2021–presentClub Biguá
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Sims, who is originally from Gaffney, South Carolina, attended Gaffney High School, where he led his school to three consecutive AAAA state titles (the first school to achieve this feat), amassing an 81-3 record in his three seasons there.[1] After prepping a year at Fork Union Military Academy, in Fork Union, Virginia, he chose to play college basketball at Appalachian State.

College careerEdit

At Appalachian State, Sims became a standout performer. As a junior, in 2009–10, Sims averaged 20.4 points per game, and was named the Malcolm U. Pitt Southern Conference player of the year, by the league's media.[2] As a senior, Sims averaged 21 points per game, and passed the 2,000 point mark for his career.[3] He graduated as ASU's all-time leading scorer, with 2,185 points.[1]

Professional careerEdit

After college, Sims was not drafted in the 2011 NBA draft. After a stint with the Reno Bighorns, of the NBA Development League, he signed with Gaiteros del Zulia, in Venezuela, for the remainder of the season. For the 2012–13 season, he signed with Ventspils of the Latvian Basketball League,[4] where he averaged 10.0 points per game.[5]

For the 2014–15 season, Sims signed with the Belgian club Basic-Fit Brussels.[6] For the 2016–17 season, Sims signed in Argentina, with Club de Regatas Corrientes. He became one of the key players of the team, and made it to the league's finals.

In 2019, Sims signed with Aguacateros de Michoacán and averaged 18.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He re-signed with the team on July 17, 2020.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Donald Sims ASU bio". Appalachian State Mountaineers. Retrieved July 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Media Names Sims SoCon Player of the Year". Appalachian State Mountaineers. March 4, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Sims surpasses 2,000 point mark". The Gaffney Ledger. February 7, 2011. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Ventspils adds PG Donald Sims". Eurobasket.net. Retrieved July 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Donald Sims profile". Latvian Basketball League. Retrieved July 1, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Un distributeur américain au Brussels
  7. ^ Chelidze, Dimitri (July 17, 2020). "Sims re-signs at Aaguacateros". Latinbasket. Retrieved August 26, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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