Chase Simon

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Chase Simon
Chase Simon.jpg
Simon with JL Bourg, 2017
No. 3 – Anwil Włocławek
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeaguePolish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1989-03-11) March 11, 1989 (age 30)
Detroit, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolDetroit Community
(Detroit, Michigan)
College
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2013Šiauliai
2013–2014Siarka Tarnobrzeg
2014–2015Anwil Włocławek
2015–2016Manresa
2016–2017Maccabi Ashdod
2017–2018JL Bourg
2018–presentAnwil Włocławek
Career highlights and awards

Chase Simon (born March 11, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League. He played college basketball for Central Michigan and Detroit.

Early life and college career[edit]

Simon attended Detroit Community High School in Detroit, Michigan, where he averaged 23 points and seven rebounds per game, leading his team to the quarter-finals at the 2007 state tournament. Simon earned a spot in the First-team Class C All-State.[1]

Simon played one year at Central Michigan, where he averaged 4.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.[1]

On September 3, 2008, Simon was transferred from Central Michigan to Detroit, but sat out first season at Detroit per NCAA Transfer rules.[2]

In his senior year at Detorit, he averaged 13.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Simon finished his UDM career with 1,386 points – 17th in Titan history.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Šiauliai (2012–2013)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, Simon joined the Chicago Bulls for the 2012 NBA Summer League.[3]

On September 26, 2012, Simon signed his first professional contract with Greek team Aris. However, Simon parted ways with Aris due to the club's financial difficulties before appearing in any game for them.[4]

On October 19, 2012, Simon signed with the Lithuanian team Šiauliai for the 2012–13 season.[4]

Siarka Tarnobrzeg (2013–2014)[edit]

On August 15, 2013, Simon signed a one-year deal with the Polish team Siarka Tarnobrzeg.[5]

Anwil Włocławek (2014–2015)[edit]

On August 7, 2014, Simon signed with Anwil Włocławek for the 2014–15 season.[6] On December 28, 2014, Simon recorded a career-high 30 points, shooting 10-of-14 from the field, along with three rebounds in a 72–91 loss to Śląsk Wrocław.[7] In 30 games played for Włocławek, he averaged 16.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

Manresa (2015–2016)[edit]

On August 25, 2015, Simon signed a one-year deal with the Spanish team Manresa.[8]

Maccabi Ashdod (2016–2017)[edit]

On August 8, 2016, Simon signed with the Israeli team Maccabi Ashdod for the 2016–17 season.[9] On March 13, 2017, Simon recorded a season-high 29 points, shooting 12-of-22 from the field in a 94–70 blowout win over Bnei Herzliya.[10] On April 13, 2017, Simon recorded 22 points, shooting 6-of-8 from 3-point range, along with four rebounds and four assists in an 82–77 win over Maccabi Haifa. He was subsequently named Israeli League Round 27 MVP.[11]

In 33 games played for Ashdod, Simon finished as the league fifth-leading scorer with 17.1 points and also averaged 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

JL Bourg (2017–2018)[edit]

On July 7, 2017, Simon signed a one-year deal with JL Bourg of the French Pro A League.[12] On March 16, 2018, Simon recorded a season-high 23 points, shooting 7-of-13 from the field, along with six rebounds in an 82–93 loss to Pau-Orthez.[13]

Return to Włocławek (2018–present)[edit]

On September 8, 2018, Simon returned to Anwil Włocławek for a second stint, signing a one-year deal.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Simon was raised by his mother Denise Simon on the West side of Detroit. His cousin, Randy Brown, played basketball at New Mexico State and for three NBA teams.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Chase Simon - Detroit Mercy Athletics". DetroitTitans.com. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Former Detroit Prep Star Chase Simon Joins Titans". DetroitTitans.com. September 3, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bulls announce 2012 Summer League roster". NBA.com. July 12, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Simonas: "Darysiu viską, ko reikės komandai" / Naujienos". Basketnews.lt (in Lithuanian). October 19, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "Jezioro Tarnobrzeg signs Chase Simon". Sportando.basketball. August 15, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Anwil Wloclawek tab Chase Simon". Sportando.basketball. August 7, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "BC Anwil 72 at Slask Wroclaw 91". RealGM.com. December 28, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "ICL Manresa signs Chase Simon". Sportando.basketball. August 25, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "המרדף צלח: צ'ייס סיימון חתם באשדוד". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). August 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Winner League, Game 22: Maccabi Ashdod Vs Herzliya". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). March 13, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "מצטיין המחזור ה-27: צ'ייס סיימון". basket.co.il (in Hebrew). April 16, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "Bourg signs Chase Simon, ex Maccabi Ashdod". eurobasket.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "JL Bourg-en-Bresse 82 at Pau-Orthez 93". RealGM.com. March 16, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "Chase Simon returns to Anwil Wloclawek". Sportando.basketball. September 8, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2018.

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