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5-star recruit Kobi Simmons commits to Arizona

Posted at 5:51 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 19:51:12-05
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Five-star high school senior point guard Kobi Simmons committed to the Arizona Wildcats, announcing his decision on ESPN.
 
Simmons chose Sean Miller's program over  finalists Ohio State and Kentucky. He said his trust in Arizona's coaching staff was a key factor in his decision.
 
"My relationship with Coach Miller is very strong, and he is going to put the ball in my hands and allow me to make plays on and off the ball," Simmons said. "Also I think the Arizona style of play and the Pac-12 Conference's style of play best fits my game."
 
Simmons, a native of Alpharetta, Georgia, is the number 18 player in the ESPN 100. 
 
Simmons, a 6-foot-6 point guard, had 34 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in a double-overtime win against Frank Jackson at the Hoophall Classic on Saturday afternoon. A St. Francis, Georgia product, he recently became the school's all-time leading scorer, passing the 2,000-point mark.
 
Simmons is the second member of Arizona's 2016 recruiting class, joining talented power forward Lauri Markkanen, a 6-11 prospect from Finland.