Jennie Simms


CLASS: 2012



  • Accokeek, MDHometown
  • Riverdale Baptist High School
  • 6-0Height
  • Weight
  • 88Overall Rank
  • 18Position Rank
Also Considered

ESPN Player Evaluations

Nike Nationals-July 11: Active aggressiveness would be the best way to describe her play in Augusta. Inserts herself in the middle of plays at both ends of the floor. Has made great strides and advancement in her skills and over all game. Coming off an injury she displayed some toughness playing through the "rust" and making herself a factor. Becoming more and more adept at creating her own looks as well as converting the opportunities that come her way. Physical defender who isn't hesitant to body up with both perimeter players as well as some small forwards. Strong effort on the glass makes her someone opponents better box out when the shot goes up. (Lewis)

WCP Spring-May 11: Elite level athlete, motor ran high this weekend. Driver off the catch but shoots it well enough that defenses can%u2019t sag too far. Has the ability to be a good on ball or off-side trapping defender. (Clay)

Winter 2010-11: She has shown marked improvement in her jump shot, she is comfortable playing her the perimeter. (Bodine)

Nike Nationals-July 10: Hyper-energetic forward that can physically dominate in and around the basket. Her offensive skills are improving and if she continues to improve her jump shot she will be a nice wing prospect at the next level. (Bodine)

Strong and attacking. Makes plays not just with her skills but her aggressiveness. Will need to refine her game a bit but has lots of tools and lots of focus. Keep watching. (Lewis)

USJN DC-July 10: Strong, physical forward. Saying that she works may well be an understatement. Ballhandling is adequate and the hesitation move gets her by a lot of defenders. Speed is not a real strength and she may not grow a lot more, but I wouldn't bet against her. (Lewis)

IAABO-Dec. 09: Extremely athletic with great hops,scores a lot from defensive rebounds..still raw offensively and shot mechanics are awkward.

Turkey Jamm-Nov. 09: Jennie Simms: Riverdale Baptist may be playing without a "true" low post player but they're getting more than effective work from Simms. The one word best describing Simms' play is effective. The 6-foot forward works hard to get the ball down low and has an uncanny knack of finishing some awkward looking shots. She leans into shots, floats them over bigger players and at times looks like she's just throwing it up there, but she can finish. Her aggressive style works well for her at both ends of the floor and she strong and physical on the boards. Becoming a consistent threat from 15 feet would force the bigger defenders to come out and lead to even more looks down the road.


Club Team: Boo Williams

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