Courtney Sims, a skilled 6-10, 222 pound power forward/center from Noble & Greenough H.S. in Denham, Mass., is likely to have many more coaches in this week to watch him at the National AAU tournament here in Orlando, Florida. Sims' team, BABC, was eliminated from the Super Showcase. So his team starts play today in the Nationals.
Sims had told us that he recently has heard from North Carolina and Connecticut regarding his recruiting status. But a long list of schools was on hand yesterday to watch Sims.
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 at the Peach Jam too, where he averaged 15.8 points and six rebounds in five games for BABC.
Sims has offers from 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. Sources tell us that the schools in the previous line are likely now to offer Sims a free ride too.
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, which meets the fully qualified guidelines used by the NCAA.