Change Of Plans: Sims Open

WOLFEBORO, N.H. – Rekalin Sims is some two months removed from the trip to the University of San Francisco after which he decided to reconsider his commitment to the Dons. Now he's back to square one – that is, wide open.

Sims Back On The Market After Skipping On USF

So why no USF?

"I really don't have a true reason," said the 6-7 PF from Concord (CA) De La Salle. "I just felt deep down in my heart that I didn't want to go there, and I want to do what's best for me."

Right now he's playing well for coach Ed Jones' squad at Pittsfield (ME) Maine Central Institute. Sims teamed with Cal commitment Marquise Kately to give MCI a formidable frontcourt duo this weekend here at the Brewster Classic.

Word about his fresh status on the open market has apparently been slow getting out. Still early in the season, obviously, Sims says he's getting the most diligent interest from Fresno State and UNLV – but that he wants to hear more from Arizona State.

"That's where I want to go," he said. "I'm just waiting to be seen. I'm waiting for someone to holla at me."

Sims sports a decent frame – though certainly not imposing size or strength – but he definitely has some skills around the basket and out around the three-point arc. He can make spot-up jumpers from that distance.

But can he play at the Pac-10 level?

"It's not up to me," Jones said. "It's not about where I think he should play. All I know is that he's a Division I player who can shoot, rebound and block shots. We're just trying to get him stronger and to make him value the basketball."

Good thing there's nothing much to do in Pittsfield other than to get better.

"I wake up, I go to school, I go to practice, and I play ball," Sims said. "That's pretty much it."


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