JONESBORO, Ark. (5/17/16) – Pace High School (Milton, Fla.) standout Jahmiah Simmons has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Arkansas State men's basketball program, head coach Grant McCasland announced Tuesday.
"We are excited to have Jahmiah join our A-State basketball program," said McCasland. "The first thing that jumps out at you when you see him play is his feel for the game. He can really pass and creates mismatches with his versatility. Jahmiah is a great student and will be a tremendous statement. He has international experience at the highest of levels and we feel confident that will translate to our program."
Simmons averaged 15.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists during his senior season and was named the Pensacola News Journal Player of the Year. He helped the Patriots to the quarterfinals of the Class 6A Regional scoring 23 points in the 62-52 setback to No. 3 Gainesville. He played in the 2016 Pensacola Sports/Subway All-Star Game scoring 17 points, including 11 in the second half, helping the East squad to a 100-91 victory. He finished his prep career at Pace averaging a double-double in all three seasons.