Donald Sims

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Donald Sims
No. 5 – Basic-Fit Brussels
Position Point guard
League Belgian League
Personal information
Born (1987-04-25) April 25, 1987 (age 29)
Gaffney, South Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Gaffney (Gaffney, South Carolina)
Fork Union (Fork Union, Virginia)
College Appalachian State (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Reno Bighorns
2011–2012 Gaiteros del Zulia
2012–2013 BK Ventspils
2013–2014 Dnipro-Azot
2014 Marinos de Anzoátegui
2014–present Basic-Fit Brussels
Career highlights and awards

Donald Erick Sims (born April 25, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Basic-Fit Brussels of the Belgian League. He was a standout college player at Appalachian State University and has played professionally in several countries.

Sims, a point guard 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 collegiately at Appalachian State.

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]

After graduation, 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 BK Ventspils of the Latvian Basketball League,[4] where he averaged 10.0 points per game.[5]

For the 2014–15 season, Sims signed with Basic-Fit Brussels.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Donald Sims ASU bio". Appalachian State Mountaineers. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Media Names Sims SoCon Player of the Year". Appalachian State Mountaineers. March 4, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sims surpasses 2,000 point mark". The Gaffney Ledger. February 7, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ventspils adds PG Donald Sims". Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Donald Sims profile". Latvian Basketball League. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ Un distributeur américain au Brussels

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