Dalton State's Simmons Named SSAC Player Of The Week

Monday, January 29, 2018 - by Erik Simpson

Carnilious Simmons of Dalton State (Ga.) was named SSAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week, presented by BoxOut Sports, the league office announced Monday.

The award is based on performance for the week of Jan. 22-28.

Carnilious Simmons (Dalton State – SR – F – Atlanta, Ga.)

The 13th-ranked Roadrunners picked up two SSAC wins on the week, beating Bethel (Tenn.) and Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

Simmons averaged 21.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 steals per game

He posted double-doubles in both games with 19 points and 14 rebounds v. Bethel and 23 points and 10 rebounds v. Martin Methodist

This is his second honor this year. On the season, he averages 17.1 points and 11.6 rebounds, while ranking 15th in the NAIA with 31 blocks in only 12 games. He is 12th in the NAIA with seven double-doubles and he leads the SSAC.

Other Nominees: Tyrone Young, Middle Georgia State; Nick Parker, Loyola (La.); Leondre Christie, Brewton-Parker (Ga.); Marcus Anthony, Blue Mountain (Miss.); Troy Salvant, William Carey (Miss.); Marquis Grays, Faulkner (Ala.)

Previous Winners
Week 1: Isaiah Box (Dalton State)
Week 2: Jaylon Bardley (Blue Mountain)
Week 3: Nick Parker (Loyola)
Week 4: Isaac Edmondson (Bethel)
Week 5: Jaylen Moore (William Carey)
Week 6: Jemeereo Spain (Martin Methodist)
Week 7: Jaylen Moore (William Carey)
Week 8: Benjamin Fields (Loyola)
Week 9: Carnilious Simmons (Dalton State)
Week 10: Isaac Edmondson (Bethel)

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