F Jackson Simmons, Sophomore, 6-7, 225 lbs
One of the bright spots out of the 2012-13 season was the play of freshman walk-on Jackson Simmons. Simmons was given a preferred walk-on spot coming out of high school where he graduated as the state of North Carolina's all-time career leader in rebounds. As a preferred walk-on, no one really expected much from Simmons as a freshman...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Jackson Simmons acknowledges his athleticism falls short of equaling most of his North Carolina teammates. There are various ways, however, to excel in the game of basketball.
North Carolina finally had some time to feel good about itself this past week. The Tar Heels ended a rare two-game ACC losing skid with a hard-fought win at Florida State that had the trimmings of a team that potentially learned from its previous problems.
The Tar Heels dominated the glass, out-rebounding the usually physical Seminoles 41-19. In fact, UNC grabbed 19 offensive rebounds...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Two days after his 19th birthday, Jackson Simmons was one of five North Carolina walk-ons left on the Tucker Center floor following an epic 33-point debacle. On his 20th birthday, the sophomore forward delivered a career day in helping UNC enact revenge on the very same court.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina sophomores Luke Davis and Jackson Simmons have been awarded scholarships for the 2012-13 basketball season, a school official confirmed to Inside Carolina on Friday.