Courtney Sims, a skilled 6-10, 222 pound power forward/center from Noble & Greenough H.S. in Denham, Mass., told us that he recently has heard from North Carolina and Connecticut regarding his recruiting status. "I am interested in those programs too," Sims said. "Both have great winning traditions."
Sims showed some skills today at the Super Showcase inside the Wide World of Sports complex on the campus of Mickey Mouse university. "The competition is good here," Sims said. "I hope we can win it all here. We have a good team."
Sims is part of that good AAU team -- the BABC, traditionally one of the toughest programs to defeat over the past couple of decades under Leo Papile. Mr. Papile wasn't here but BABC won its two games today.
Sims told Russ Blake he feels he is more of a small forward than a power player. But Sims is big enough and agile enough to handle himself in the low post. He is slender for sure and will need to strengthen his frame to be a great college player.
Previously, Sims enjoyed a productive week here at the Peach Jam, where he averaged 15.8 points and six rebounds in five games for BABC.
Sims told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com that he also has been offered scholarships by George Washington, UMass, Michigan, Providence, Syracuse, Memphis, William & Mary and Boston University. Others who are courting Courtney include Ohio State, Texas Tech, Boston College, Maryland and DePaul.
Sims averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks per game as a junior at Noble & Greenough. He said he carries a 2.4 GPA in the classroom and has scored a 960 on the SAT.
"I am trying to work on my strength," Sims told us. "I don't have a leader right now. But once the summer is over I will start taking visits."