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Who is Anfernee Simons?
Anfernee Tyrik Simons is a professional American basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA (National Basketball Association). He played prep basketball for IMG Academy. And became the first American to enter and be selected in an NBA draft directly after graduating from high school since the league first implemented age restriction rules in 2005.
How Old Is Anfernee Simons?
He is 23 years old as of January 2022, having been born on June 8, 1999, in Altamonte Springs, Florida, U.S. Simons shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Kanye West, Rosanna Pansino, Hayes Grier, Francesca Capaldi, Perri LeRoy, and many more.
Anfernee Simons Family
Who are Anfernee Simons’s Parents?
He was born to Charles Simons (Father) and Tameka Simons (Mother).
Does Anfernee Simons have Siblings?
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has siblings or was born as an only child. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Anfernee Simons Education
He received his high school education at Edgewater High School where he graduated in 2017. And then attended IMG Academy for a postgraduate year.
Anfernee Simons Marital Status
He has a girlfriend by the name of Bre Hudson.
Anfernee Simons Kids
He does not have any kids as of January 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Anfernee Simons Career
A High School Career
During his sophomore year at Edgewater High School, he averaged 17.8 points, 4.6 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and 1 steal per game in 30 games. During his junior, he transferred to Montverde Academy but after being a bench player, he returned to Edgewater with the intention of holding his name back from college consideration for a year.
In 2017, he graduated from Edgewater, averaging 23.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game in 20 games played in his last year there. Because of his reclassification in the Class of 2018, he attended the IMG Academy for a postgraduate year. Although previously he had expressed interest in spending that year at the West Oaks Academy instead. During the summer of 2017, he also played for the United States men’s national under-19 men’s basketball team.
High School Continuation
In the 2018 class, he was rated as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the 7th best player by 247Sports.com. Originally, he planned to enter the University of Louisville. But as a result of the basketball sex scandal of 2015 at the university and its involvement in the 2017-18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball corruption scandal, he ultimately de-committed from Louisville. Saying that he was most interested in the University of South Carolina, North Carolina State University, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Florida.
He then said in January 2018 that he was “most likely” going to bypass college and enter the 2018 NBA draft, albeit without hiring an agent. In March 2018, he confirmed his decision and later removed his name from the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic. ESPN ranked him as the 19th-best prospect in the draft on March 20, 2018. Later, he was named one of the 69 players invited to the 2018 NBA Draft Combine that year.
A Professional Career
A Career with the Portland Trail Blazers (2018 to Present)
He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers, 24th overall in the 2018 NBA draft. He would thus be the third high school player since 2015 to be drafted in the NBA, behind Thon Maker and Satnam Singh Bhamara. The Trail Blazers announced on July 2, 2018, that they had signed Simons. The Blazers then assigned him to the Agua Caliente Clipper on January 21, 2019, for an NBA G League assignment.
He had his first career start on April 10, 2019, against the Sacramento Kings. While the Trail Blazers rested Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum for the final game of the regular season. In the game, he put up career highs across the board with 37 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists. This made him become the first Trail Blazers rookie to score 30+ points since Lillard. In the championship round of the Slam Dunk Contest during halftime of the 2021 NBA All-Star Game.
He attempted to kiss the rim but failed and still completed the dunk. Despite his failed attempt, he was named the 2021 Slam Dunk Champion in a 3-2 decision. He went on and scored a then career-high 43 points behind nine three-pointers along with seven assists on January 3, 2022, in a 136-131 win over the Atlanta Hawks. In a postgame interview, he dedicated the game to his grandfather who had died the previous night of cancer.
However, he was ruled out for the remainder of the season on March 28, with patellar tendinopathy in his left knee. On July 6, 2022, he re-signed with the Trail Blazers on a four-year $100 million contract. That same year on October 21, he hit a game-winning floater in a 113-111 overtime win over the Phoenix Suns. On December 3, he scored a career-high 45 points in a 116-111 win over the Utah Jazz.
Anfernee Simons Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 3 inches (1.91m) and a weight of 82kg (180 lbs).
Anfernee Simons Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual average salary of $25 million and an estimated net worth of $3 million.