|15 Matt Simpkins
An athletic 4-man who can step away and face the basket ... Runs the floor well .. Good offensive rebounder ... Has good bounce off the floor ... Will battle for playing time on the front line.
Named No. 36 player in the country in RiseMag.com's Fab 50 Basketball Recruits ... Ranked No. 74 by Scouthoops.com ... No. 24 power forward by Scouthoops.com ... No. 80 in Rivals.com ... No. 25 power forward in Rivals.com position rankings ... Rated the No. 70 player in the nation by RiseMag.com in its final 2008 rankings ... In 2007-08, played for head coach Chris Chaney at The Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. ... Helped the Bulldogs to a 32-2 overall record ... Averaged 17.2 points, 11.4 rebounds and 5.1 blocks for Patterson ... Named to Northern Cal's Best starting five in summer of 2007 by highschoolhoop.com ... In summer of 2007, had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in second annual Sac vs. Bay Showdown ... Also participated in 2007 Pangos All-American Camp and was the camp's third-leading scorer at 20.3 ppg ... Highest scoring game at camp was a 33-point performance (second to Brandon Jennings' 36 points at the camp) ... Was named MVP of the showdown's underclass game ... As a junior at Berkeley in 2006-07, helped lead the Yellowjackets to a 21-7 overall record and a 12-2 Alameda Contra Costa League mark ... Berkeley won the league regular season title ... Selected to the California All-State Junior second team by calhisports.com ... In summer of 2006, ranked among the top 10 players at the Adidas Camp (one of two 2008 recruits in the top 10) ... As a sophomore in 2005-06, averaged 16.7 points, 12.8 rebounds and 6.2 blocks for Capital Christian ... Squad's second-leading scorer and top rebounder and shot blocker ... Helped lead the Cougars to a 28-5 overall record and a 13-1 Golden Empire League mark in 2005-06 ... Capital Christian won the Golden Empire regular season crown and reached the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V final.
Full name is Matthew Marquis Simpkins ... Son of Tanya Brown ... Major is undeclared.