The 6'9 power forward/center from Shallotte, North Carolina went 2-of-6 from the field, finishing with four points and nine rebounds. However, his presence was felt on the defensive end where Cedric added two blocks and altered several other field goal attempts.
Simmons will fit in nicely with what NC State Head Coach Herb Sendek likes to do on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, as his outstanding size, athleticism, and defensive ability will give the Wolfpack an added boost in the 2004-2005 season.
The Roundball Classic is generally considered one of the nation's best high school All-Star basketball games, and past players include NBA stars such as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, and Tracy McGrady.
Cedric played mainly for the second unit on the East squad which was defeated 124-110 by the West team. North Carolina signee J.R. Smith (16 points) earned MVP honors for the East team. Future Duke Point Guard Shaun Livingston (12 points, 7 assists) and Kansas signee A.J. Price (15 assists) shared the MVP honors for the West squad.
Stay tuned for more from StateFans as we will have exclusive highlights and commentary from Cedric Simmons and others associated with the prestigious 2004 EA Sports Roundball Classic!