Connie Simmons

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Connie Simmons
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Personal information
Born (1925-03-15)March 15, 1925
Newark, New Jersey
Died April 15, 1989(1989-04-15) (aged 64)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school Flushing (Flushing, New York)
Playing career 1946–1956
Position Center / Forward
Number 10, 33, 11, 6, 18, 4
Career history
19461948 Boston Celtics
1948–1949 Baltimore Bullets
19491954 New York Knicks
1954–1955 Syracuse Nationals
1954 Baltimore Bullets
1955–1956 Rochester Royals
Career highlights and awards
Career BAA/NBA statistics
Points 5,859
Rebounds 2,294
Assists 940
Stats at

Cornelius Leo "Connie" Simmons (March 15, 1925 – April 15, 1989) was an American professional basketball player. He was born in Newark, New Jersey.

A 6'8" forward/center from Flushing High School in New York City, Simmons played ten seasons (1946–56) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Boston Celtics, Baltimore Bullets, New York Knicks, Syracuse Nationals and Rochester Royals. He averaged 9.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game in his career and was a member of two league championship teams: the 1948 Bullets and the 1955 Nationals. He was the second player to enter the NBA without having played in college, after Tony Kappen.[1]

Connie was the brother of professional basketball and baseball player Johnny Simmons.[2]


  1. ^ "High School Players to enter NBA". Archived from the original on 2013-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Johnny Simmons BAA stats". Retrieved January 6, 2016. 

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