Derrick Simmons played for the FAU Men's Basketball Team from 2004-2008.
6-6 / 210 Forward 10/06/1985
Derrick is a very tough, versatile and athletic small forward, who is one of the great finishers around the basket. He has an assortment of finger rolls, floaters, and runners off the dribble that make him nearly impossible to defend once he’s turned the corner. He’s an incredibly versatile player, which allows him to exploit a large variety of mismatches as they appear on the floor. He’s a prolific and quite underrated scorer. He also has a superb feel for the game and rarely turns the ball over. Defensively, Simmons does a very solid job against the face-up power forwards that are starting to dominate the position. Simmons back-to-basket game is also extremely effective, especially considering his diminutive size as a power forward. He is equally comfortable taking the lead scoring role but is able to effectively as a second scoring option. Simmons remains one of the more productive player’s off-ball. He has a knack for creating offense off of transition, cuts, and offensive rebounds, making it easier to run plays for other members of the team.