Simmons Set To Leave Montlake

Desmond Simmons, a junior forward from Vallejo, Calif., has decided to transfer from the University of Washington. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound Simmons started 10 games for the Huskies in 2013-14, and 35 games during his UW career, averaging nearly five points and five rebounds a game.

"Appreciate all the support I've received over the last four years while being a Husky," Simmons said Friday night on his Instagram page. "I'm very grateful for my experience. Thanks for all the love dawg fans."

Simmons had arthroscopic surgery on his knee earlier this past season, which caused him to miss basically the entire non-conference schedule for the Huskies.

If Simmons graduates this spring, he could join a four-year college this fall and be eligible to play immediately. He redshirted his freshman season in 2009-10, so he should be on track to do so.

With C.J. Wilcox and Perris Blackwell graduating, Washington has room for four new players for the 2014-15 season if no one else leaves the program. Currently the Huskies have three players signed to come in for this upcoming season; small forward Quevyn Winters from Duquesne via Indian Hills JC, small forward Donaven Dorsey from Tumwater HS in Lacey, and power forward Tristan Etienne from WJ Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

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