Dayshawn Sims Stockpiling Offers

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- DeShawn Sims is not only proficient at collecting points and rebounds. The husky 6-7, 225 pound skilled power forward said on Wednesday night from the Nike Peach Jam that he has collected a number of high major scholarship offers.

Following a 14 point, nine rebound effort against All-Ohio Red, Sims said that he has been offered by Illinois, Miami, UConn, Syracuse, Michigan State, Michigan, Oregon and Florida. Many of those programs had head or assistant coaches in attendance on Wednesday in the Family's 57-55 victory.

Sims said North Carolina is also looking but has yet to set down an offer.

"It's cool," Sims said in a low key manner. "Because I remember a time when I wasn't getting recruited at all."

The Detroit (MI) Pershing H.S. product has impressed with his ability to play strong inside the paint yet step out and make plays on the perimeter as well.

"I think coaches like my versatility," Sims said. "I am able to do more than one thing on the basketball court."

While Sims' spring and summer have firmly cemented him as a high major basketball target, he knows he's far from a complete prospect.

"I need to work on my decision making and consistency," he explained. "That means reaching my potential every time I play and bringing it every time."

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