5 Akil Simpson
Akil Simpson

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Duncanville, Texas

High School:
Duncanville

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L


2013-14 (Senior): Earned her third straight second-team all-conference award, averaging 13.2 points per game, ninth in The American, and a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game, eighth in the league...Started all 32 games, averaging 29.6 minutes... Became the 21st player to score at least 1,000 points in a career at SMU moving her to 13th all-time with 1,234 career points... Reached double figures in points 27 times this season, including a season-high 23 against Temple (2/1)...Posted at least 10 rebounds in 11 games, including a season-high 15 at UTEP (12/21)...Ended the season with 264 rebounds, fifth on the single season list at SMU...Recorded 874 rebounds throughout her career, sixth all-time on the career list at SMU...Recorded 34 steals on the season, including a season-high five steals against Memphis (1/7)...Recorded 25 assists and 15 blocks...Recorded her 10th double-double of the season against UCF with 10 points and 10 rebounds (3/4)...Became the first player with 10 double-doubles in a season at SMU since Janelle Dodds posted 12 during the 2005-06 season, and is the seventh player in program history to accomplish feat...Shot 49.9 percent from the field, ranking 10th in The American.

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2012-13 (Junior): Named second team All-Conference USA for the second straight season...Played in 31 games with 29 starts...Led the Mustangs and finished ninth in C-USA with 8.1 rebounds per game, and had at least 10 in a game eight times...Averaged 10.7 points per game and had six double-doubles...Scored a season-high 20 points at San Diego State (12/28)...Scored at least 10 in 18 games, including a stretch of six straight double-digit performances...Shot 47.7 percent from the field, 126 of 264, ranking eighth in the league...Scored 19 points with nine rebounds against UTEP (3/3) to help SMU secure the C-USA regular-season championship...Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and had 13 points at Memphis (2/17)...Had multiple blocks in seven games...Made at least five field goals 12 times, including a career-high tying eight twice, at TCU (11/28) and at San Diego State (12/28)...Matched her career-high with five assists against Texas Southern (11/12).

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2011-12 (Sophomore):Named to All-Conference USA Second Team...Named Most Valuable Player by the coaching staff...Third in C-USA in field goal percentage, shooting 52.4 percent (122-of-233)...Led the Mustangs and was in the top-20 in the league, averaging 10.7 points per game...Was ninth in the conference with a team-high 7.5 rebounds per game...Played in 31 games with 16 starts, averaging 26.9 minutes...Had 47 steals and 46 assists...Had nine double-doubles...Scored a career-high 25 points at Tulane (2/5), going 8-fo-13 from the field and 9-of-10 at the free throw line...Had at least 20 points three times, and scored at least 10 in 17 games...Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds against Houston (1/12)...Had at least 10 rebounds 11 times...Was perfect from the field twice, going 5-for-5 against Cal State Fullerton (11/25) and 4-for-4 against TAMU-CC (12/18)...Made a season-high eight field goals three times.

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2010-11 (Freshman): Named to the Conference USA All-Freshmen Team...Played in all 30 games with six starts...Averaged 4.9 points and 4.2 rebounds per game...Shot 41.2-percent from the field and 71.6-percent from the free throw line...Had 14 steals and 19 assists from the post position.

Game Highlights: vs. No. 23 Texas (12/18) Scored a season-high 17 points... vs. Houston (1/30) Scored 10 points with 10 rebounds for her first double-double... vs. Tulane (1/6) Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds.

Prep: Three-year letterwinner for coach Cathy Self-Morgan...McDonald's All-American Nominee...Named MVP forthe Sandra Meadows Tournament...Voted 08-09 TABC All-State...Named 08-09 TABC All State and All-Region...Earned 7-5A All-District...Honored as TGCA All-State...Accumulated 363 points, 269 rebounds, 71 assists, 22 blocks and 62 steals...Led Duncanville to a district championship...According to maxpreps.com, averaged 11.7 ppg and 8.7 rpg as a senior...Ranked as the No. 44 forward prospect by ESPN.com and received a Scout's Grade of 88.

Personal: Daughter of Jermaine and LaMonithal Harris-Simpson...Has two brothers, Jermaine Simpson II and Jekevion Henson-Simpson...Anticipates majoring in journalism and minoring in psychology while at SMU.

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