Anfernee Simons is an American basketball star player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Anfernee Simons plays for the Portland Trail Blazers as their Shooting Guard in 2018.
Anfernee Simons joined the Portland Trail Blazers following the 2018 NBA Draft. He was selected by the franchise in the first round of the draft. Before turning pro, Simons was a standout sports person during his school days, finishing as the 2017 Florida State Class 7A player of the year.
The talented Anfernee Simons took a peculiar path to the NBA as he forwent a possible collegiate career and chose to turn professional straight out of high school, thereby charting a new course for other NBA hopefuls.
|Full Name||Anfernee Simons|
|Famous For||Basketball Star|
|Personal Life Info|
|DOB||8 June, 1999|
|Age||21 years (2020)|
|Hometown||Altamonte Springs, Florida|
|Birthplace||Altamonte Springs, Florida|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Gemini|
|Affair/Girlfriend||Bre Hudson (2019- present)|
|Highest Qualification||Edgewater High School, IMG Academy|
|Height||6 “3” feet|
Early Life of Anfernee Simons
Anfernee Simons was born in Altamonte Spring, Florida on 8 june, 1999. Anfernee’s parents’ names are Charles Simons and Tameka Simons. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the Mixed ethnic group.
Anfernee Simons attended Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida where he played for his high school basketball team. Simons, in his high school career, held an average of 17.8 points and 2.4 rebounds.
Simons moved to the Montverde Academy in Montverde but returned to Edgewater after being a bench player with the intention of keeping his name for a year from college consideration.
Anfernee graduated from Edgewater in 2017 averaging 23.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game in his last year’s 20 games. Later he attended the IMG Academy in Bradenton for a postgraduate because of his reclassification in the 2018 class, although he is interested in spending a year at the West Oaks Academy in Orlando.
He originally planned to enter the University of Louisville, but as a result of the 2015 university basketball sex scandal and its involvement in the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men’s basketball corruption scandal, he finally left Louisville.
On 20 March 2018, ESPN ranked him as the 19th most likely draft pick. Later on, Simons was named one of the 69 players invited to this year’s NBA Draft Combine.
Anfernee Simons Professional Career
In the 2018 NBA draft, Anfernee Simons was selected 24th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers. Simons was the third high school player to be enrolled in the NBA after Thon Maker and Satnam Singh Bhamara since 2015.
The Trail Blazers declared on 2 July 2018 that they have signed with Simons. Some of his team-mates from Portland Trail Blazers are Zach Collins, Meyer Leonard and Andrew Nicholson. He became the first US-born player to be selected in the NBA enrolled straight out of high school since 2005 when the league’s age restriction rules came into effect.
Anfernee Simons was widely considered as the ‘mystery man’ of the draft, owing to the fact that he had neither played for any college team nor an international professional team when he was going into the NBA.
He equally drew out from both the 2018 Nike Hoop Summit and the Jordan Brand Classic, a move which came as a surprise to many watchers as Simons was still almost unknown to most NBA decision-makers at that time. However, Simons featured in the NBA Draft Combine of 2018 and was projected to be a late first or second-round pick.
The 2021 NBA All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest may have been oddly placed and slightly required in star power, but Cassius Stanley, Obi Toppin, and Anfernee Simons put on quite a show anyhow. Simons looked tremendous with his Portland Trail Blazers logo and Oregon t-shirt. He was ready to fly.
That dunk was sufficient to give Simons the nod over Toppin 3-2. This noted the first time a Portland Trail Blazers player had ever won the slam dunk competition.
Facts about Anfernee Simons
- He was named by his parents after former player Anfernee Hardaway of Orlando Magic.
- Simons was the first American to enter and has been selected in an NBA directly after graduation from high school.
- Anfernee Simons was coached by Hard-away during a Team USA Basketball training camp.
- He played for the United States men’s national under 19 basketball team during 2017.
- Anfernee Simons parents celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on 11 May 2020.
What is Anfernee Simons Nationality?
He is an American by Nationality
What is Anfernee Simons Parents name?
His Father name is Charles Simons, and mother name is Tameka Simons
How much Anfernee Simons Net Worth?
His Net Worth is $2252040