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Anfernee Simons

Anfernee Simons

Anfernee Simons

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Anfernee Tyrik Simons (born June 8, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played prep basketball for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He is the first American to enter and be selected in an NBA draft directly after graduating from high school since the league first implemented age restriction rules in 2005.

Simons first attended Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida, where during his sophomore year he averaged 17.8 points, 4.6 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and 1 steal per game in 30 games.

en.wikipedia.org)In the championship round of the Slam Dunk Contest during halftime of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, Simons attempted to kiss the rim, but failed and still completed the dunk. Despite his failed attempt, he won the 2021 Slam Dunk Champion in a 3-2 decision. (Source:

Simons was given the name Anfernee due to his parents, Charles and Tameka, being fans of the Orlando Magic and naming him after former player Penny Hardaway.

"Portland Trail Blazers Assign Anfernee Simons and Gary Trent Jr to G-League". FanSided. January 20, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2019.

King, Jason. "HS Star Anfernee Simons Decides CBB Isn't for Him, but Is He Ready for the NBA?". Bleacher Report. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Simons notched 16 points (6-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, four assists and one block in 28 minutes during Sunday's 124-95 loss to the Nuggets. (Source: www.nba.com)

Simons will start in place of Damian Lillard (abdomen) on Sunday against the Nuggets, Aaron Fentress of The Oregonian reports. (Source: www.nba.com)

Simons had just two points (1-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes during Wednesday's 119-109 loss to the Suns. (Source: www.nba.com)

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