Courtney Sims


Courtney Sims
Courtney Sims
Position Center
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg)
League LBL
Baltic League
VTB United League
ULEB Eurocup
Team BK VEF Rīga
Born October 21, 1983 (1983-10-21) (age 28)
Roslindale, Massachusetts
Nationality American
High school Noble & Greenough School
College Michigan
Draft Undrafted, 2007
Pro career 2007–present
Career history Indiana Pacers (2007)
Iowa Energy (2008–09; 2010-11)
Phoenix Suns (2009)
New York Knicks (2009)
CSKA Moscow (2009-10)
Capitanes de Arecibo (2010)
Dongguan Leopards (2011)
Awards 2008-09 NBA Development League Most Valuable Player, 2011 NBA Development League All-Star Most Valuable Player

Courtney Sims (born October 21, 1983 in Roslindale, Massachusetts[1]) is an American professional basketball player with BK VEF Rīga in Latvia. He is a 6'11" (211 cm) 245 lb (111 kg) center.

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Early career

Sims played his college ball at the University of Michigan, graduating in 2007, and previously attended the Noble & Greenough School for his high school education. With the Wolverines, he averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in his four-year career.

Professional career

Sims played briefly for the NBA's Indiana Pacers in 2007–08. Signed to a non-guaranteed contract after going undrafted, he appeared in only two games for the Pacers before being waived on December 4, 2007.[2] He was signed again on December 12,[3] and waived again on December 19.[2] Going scoreless in three total games, he had one rebound, one assist and committed two personal fouls in eleven minutes of action.[4] On February 25, 2008, Sims was acquired by the NBA Development League's Iowa Energy.[5][6] He played for the New Orleans Hornets during the 2008–09 NBA pre-season.[7] With the Energy, he registered a rare triple-double on November 28, 2008, in a 113–101 win over the Sioux Falls Skyforce with 22 points, 17 rebounds and 11 blocked shots.[8] On December 28, he scored a season-high 36 points, including 13 in the last quarter, to go along with 16 rebounds in a 107–101 victory over the Utah Flash.[9] On January 20, 2009, the Phoenix Suns officially announced they signed Sims to a 10-day contract.[10] He was signed to a second ten-day contract on February 14, but was released by the Arizona club upon the expiration of this contract, as the third would immediately mean his signing until the end of the season. Sims signed another ten-day contract on March 23, 2009, this time with the New York Knicks,[11] and signed a second on April 2. On December 27 he was signed by CSKA Moscow until the end of season with a club option to terminate the contract after one-month trial period.[12][13] On January 12, 2010, Sims was replaced in CSKA's lineup by Pops Mensah-Bonsu.[14]

Sims then returned to the Iowa Energy,[15] but then bought out his contract so that he could play in Puerto Rico[16] for the Capitanes de Arecibo.[17]

Sims was invited to attend the Denver Nuggets 2010 pre-season training camp, but was waived on October 11.

Sims signed with the Iowa Energy prior to the beginning of the 2010-11 NBA Development League Season. In the 2011 D-League All-star game, he scored 25 points and had 6 rebounds to earn the game MVP honors.[18]

In March 2011 he signed with the Dongguan Leopards in China.[19]

In September 2011 he signed a one-year deal with BK VEF Rīga.[20]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Indiana 3 0 3.7 .000 .000 .000 .7 .3 .0 .0 .0
2008–09 Phoenix 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
2008–09 New York 1 0 11.0 .500 .000 .000 4.0 .0 .0 .0 6.0
Career 5 0 4.8 .429 .000 .000 1.2 .2 .0 .0 1.2

References

  1. ^ "Yahoo! profile". Sports.yahoo.com. http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/4369. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b "December 2007 Transactions". Nba.com. 2011-10-21. http://www.nba.com/transactions/dec2007_transactions.html. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Pacers Sign Courtney Sims". Realgm.com. http://realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/49684/20071212/pacers_sign_courtney_sims/. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  4. ^ "Career Stats Page". Nba.com. 2011-10-21. http://www.nba.com/playerfile/courtney_sims/career_stats.html. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  5. ^ D-League draft: Energy welcome their new crop of players[dead link]
  6. ^ "2007-08 D-League Transactions". Nba.com. http://www.nba.com/dleague/dleague/transactions.html. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  7. ^ "Courtney Sims Game by Game Stats Page". NBA.com. 2011-10-21. http://www.nba.com/playerfile/courtney_sims/game_by_game_stats.html. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  8. ^ "Skyforce Drops Home Opener to Energy". Nba.com. 2009-11-27. http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20081128/IOWSIF/recap.html. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  9. ^ "Sims Scores Season-High 36 To Lift Energy Past Flash". Nba.com. 2008-12-28. http://www.nba.com/dleague/games/20081228/UTAIOW/recap.html. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  10. ^ "Iowa's Courtney Sims called up to Phoenix Suns". Nba.com. 2009-01-20. http://www.nba.com/dleague/iowa/sims_090120.html. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  11. ^ "Knicks Sign Courtney Sims to 10-Day Contract". Nba.com. http://www.nba.com/knicks/news/sims_10day032309.html. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  12. ^ Courtney Sims will be tried out by CSKA CSKA official website
  13. ^ CSKA brings Sims for tryout Euroleague
  14. ^ "CSKA tabs big man Mensah-Bonsu". Euroleague.net. 2010-01-12. http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/64955/180. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  15. ^ "Courtney Sims D-League profile". Nba.com. 1983-10-21. http://www.nba.com/dleague/playerfile/index.jsp?player=courtney_sims. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  16. ^ NBA D-League: Energy are furious after dropping two straight[dead link]
  17. ^ "Arecibo to reconquer the National Superior Basketball". Translate.google.com. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.primerahora.com/diario/noticia/baloncesto/acciondeportiva/arecibo_a_la_reconquista_en_el_baloncesto_superior_nacional/371347&ei=jOOOS_T2L4voM6_wtPoM&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CBkQ7gEwBQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcapitanes%2Bde%2Barecibo%2B%2522courtney%2Bsims%2522%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DzLI%26sa%3DG%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26channel%3Ds. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  18. ^ Forsberg, Chris (2011-02-20). "Sims shines with D-League stars". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4680928/all-star-2011-sims-shines-with-d-league-stars. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  19. ^ 弗罗曼替代者到位NBDL联赛MVP抵达东莞接受体检 (Chinese)
  20. ^ "VEF Riga adds size with Sims". Euroleague.net. http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/87483/180/item. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 

External links

Preceded by
Kasib Powell
NBA Development League
MVP NBA Development League

2008–2009
Succeeded by
Mike Harris

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