Courtney Sims was asked to qualify his position on the basketball court, and a couple of his teammates nearby quipped guard.
Sims, a fairly skilled 6-10, 222 pound power forward/center from Noble & Greenough H.S. in Denham, Mass., admitted that he sees himself as more of a small forward than a power player.
But make no bones about it -- a bevy of high Division I programs are recruiting Sims to play either the power forward or center slots for their schools.
Sims enjoyed a productive week here at the Peach Jam, where he averaged 15.8 points and six rebounds in five games for BABC.
While his strength and stamina need to improve (his production fell off a bit as the tourney progressed), Sims is a mobile big man who shoots a high percentage from the field. Even though it looks like he's not running full tilt, he manages to be a consistent factor on both sides of the ball (although his defensive intensity lags at times).
Sims told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com that he 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 said he thinks Maryland might offer him in the not too distant future. He has already taken unofficial trips to Boston College, Boston University and Providence.
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.
After beginning the summer at the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis, Sims headed to the Peach Jam. He will close out the summer with BABC at both the AAU Super Showcase and AAU Nationals in Florida.
We'll keep you posted on his play and recruitment in the weeks to come, so stay tuned!