Tre Simmons Enrolls at Washington

SEATTLE -- Tre Simmons was admitted to the University of Washington Friday and will be eligible to play for the men's basketball team this season, Coach Lorenzo Romar announced Friday.

An Oct. 3 announcement released by the school stated that Simmons would be unable to enroll at Washington because he had not met the academic requirements for a junior college transfer. Upon receiving additional information regarding his academic record this week it was determined that Simmons was eligible.

Simmons attended Bellevue Community College briefly in the fall of 2000 before opting to leave school to begin a full-time job. At the time, he did not properly withdraw which resulted in grades that subsequently affected his athletic eligibility. After contact by Simmons, academic staff at BCC reviewed his case and determined that their records should be changed to reflect his withdrawal from the college. The corrected BCC record now makes Simmons NCAA eligible.

Simmons, who has been auditing classes at UW since the fall quarter began Sept. 29, officially enrolled as a full-time student at Washington Friday.

The 6-foot-5 guard is eligible to participate with the Husky basketball team during the upcoming 2003-04 season. Simmons has a junior standing at UW with two years of athletic eligibility remaining.

A product of Seattle's Garfield High School, Simmons attended Green River (Wash.) Community College last year. He averaged 29.8 points and 9.2 rebounds in 2003.

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