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Meighan Sharee Simmons (born January 25, 1992) is a professional basketball player for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was selected in the third round of the 2014 WNBA Draft, 26th overall.[1] Meighan was born in Cibolo, Texas and attended the University of Tennessee. She was nicknamed "Speedy" by legendary Tennessee Women's Basketball coach Pat Summitt.[2] She played overseas in Romania in 2015 for ICIM Arad leading the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game and averaged almost 4 assists and 4 rebounds as well, shooting 55% from the floor and 36% from 3 point range.[3]

Meighan Simmons
No. 0 – Atlanta Dream
PositionGuard
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1992-01-25) January 25, 1992 (age 26)
Fayetteville, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight140 lb (64 kg)
Career information
High schoolByron P. Steele
(Cibolo, Texas)
CollegeTennessee (2010–2014)
WNBA draft2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016ICIM Arad
2016–presentAtlanta Dream

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CollegeEdit

Simmons played four years of basketball at the University of Tennessee. She was a four-year starter, and was a two-time SEC player of the year award winner.

College Stats:
Freshman— 13.5 pts, 2.8 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 34% 3PT
Sophomore— 11.1 pts, 2.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 31% 3PT
Junior— 16.8 pts, 2.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 37% 3PT
Senior— 16.5 pts, 2.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds, 36% 3PT

Tennessee statisticsEdit

Source[4]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010-11 Tennessee 37 500 41.8 33.7 74.0 2.7 2.8 0.6 0.2 13.5
2011-12 Tennessee 36 398 37.5 31.1 73.5 2.3 1.3 0.8 0.3 11.1
2012-13 Tennessee 35 589 41.2 36.5 85.1 3.6 2.1 1.4 0.3 16.8
2013-14 Tennessee 35 577 41.6 36.0 83.2 2.7 2.3 1.2 0.1 16.5
Career Tennessee 143 2064 40.7 34.5 79.4 2.8 2.1 1.0 0.2 14.4

WNBAEdit

Simmons was drafted 26th overall of the 2014 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty. On May 12, 2014, Simmons was waived by the Liberty after appearing all three preseason games for the Liberty.[5] On February 20, 2015, Simmons signed with the Seattle Storm.[6] On March 3, 2016, it was announced that Simmons signed with the Atlanta Dream.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Meighan Simmons - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Meighan Simmons - 2013-14 Women's Basketball Roster - University of Tennessee Athletics". www.utsports.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "BC Univ. Goldis ICIM Arad basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details - eurobasket". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  4. ^ "NCAA® Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Page not found - New York Liberty". New York Liberty. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "University of Tennessee Athletics". www.utsports.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Dream Sign Four Players to Roster - Atlanta Dream". Atlanta Dream. Retrieved September 16, 2017.

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