Delbert Simpson, Jr., a 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward from John Tyler High School in Tyler, TX., is not having the type of summer production wise that he envisioned at the start of the AAU circuit. He is finally becoming more familiar with his teammates, but it did take longer that he had originally hoped.
Simpson is hearing from several high major programs, but has one school in particular that he would love to hear from.
“My summer is going alright, but I’m not playing as well as I can play,” Simpson said. “I have felt uncomfortable on the court at times, but I’m finally getting in my groove. My Houston Superstars AAU teammates are great, but it just took a little time to adjust playing with them.
“We will be in Las Vegas next week for the Adidas Big Time Tournament, so I hope to have a good showing,” he added.
It’s not like Simpson has completely plummeted. He is still hearing from schools like New Mexico St., LSU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, UCLA, Virginia and South Alabama, but there is no doubt that he would enjoy hearing from one of these schools on a regular basis.
“New Mexico St., South Alabama and Nebraska are the schools that have offered scholarships,” Simpson said. “I like all of those schools, but it would be great if I started hearing from Oklahoma more often. Assistant coach Jimmy Tubbs has come to visit me a couple of times and I’ve seen them watching me at events this summer.
“If I have a good performance in Las Vegas, I’m sure that Oklahoma and other schools will start calling,” he added. “Several new schools have already started calling my coach and are asking questions about me.”
Simpson indicated that he plans to take all five official visits when the fall period arrives. If things go as he plans, he will sign his Letter Of Intent during the early signing period.