Jericho Sims

American basketball player
Jericho Sims
Sims in 2018
No. 45 – New York Knicks
PositionPower Forward / center
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1998-10-20) October 20, 1998 (age 25)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolCristo Rey Jesuit
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)
CollegeTexas (2017–2021)
NBA draft2021: 2nd round, 58th overall pick
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career2021–present
Career history
2021–presentNew York Knicks
20212023→Westchester Knicks
Career highlights and awards
  • NIT champion (2019)
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Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Jericho Eduard Sims (born October 20, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns.

High school career

Sims attended Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1] In his junior season, he averaged 21.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.[2] As a senior, he averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds per game.[3] Sims left as Cristo Rey Jesuit's all-time leading scorer, with 2,005 points.[2] A consensus four-star recruit, he committed to playing college basketball for Texas, choosing the Longhorns over Minnesota.[4]

College career

As a freshman at Texas, Sims averaged five points and 3.9 rebounds per game.[2] He assumed a more important role late in the season after an injury to Mohamed Bamba.[5] He averaged 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore while missing time with an ankle injury.[6] Sims' junior season was cut short by a stress fracture in his back against Baylor on February 10, 2020.[7] As a junior, he averaged 9.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, earning All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.[8] On March 13, 2021, Sims posted 21 points and 14 rebounds in a 91–86 win over Oklahoma State at the Big 12 tournament title game.[9] He averaged 9.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game as a senior, receiving All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. Following the season, he declared for the 2021 NBA draft while maintaining his college eligibility.[10] He later signed with Klutch Sports, forgoing his remaining eligibility.[11]

Professional career

New York Knicks (2021–present)

Sims was selected in the second round of the 2021 NBA draft with the 58th pick by the New York Knicks.[12] On August 8, 2021, he signed a two-way contract with New York, splitting time with their G League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks.[13] On July 9, 2022, Sims signed a three-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Knicks.[14]

In February 2023, Sims was selected to replace Portland Trail Blazers rookie Shaedon Sharpe in the Slam Dunk Contest at the 2023 NBA All-Star Game.[15] Sims did not make it past the first round.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021–22 New York 41 5 13.5 .722 .414 4.1 .5 .3 .5 2.2
2022–23 New York 52 16 15.6 .776 .000 .750 4.7 .5 .3 .5 3.4
Career 93 21 14.7 .758 .000 .533 4.4 .5 .3 .5 2.9

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Texas 34 11 18.5 .607 .000 .426 3.9 .2 .3 .5 5.0
2018–19 Texas 35 16 14.9 .569 .600 3.6 .2 .2 .5 4.2
2019–20 Texas 24 24 27.3 .658 .592 8.2 .8 .4 1.2 9.7
2020–21 Texas 26 26 24.5 .696 .520 7.2 .7 .7 1.1 9.2
Career 119 77 20.5 .639 .000 .524 5.4 .4 .4 .8 6.6

Personal life

Sims' father, Charles, played college basketball for Minnesota before becoming a dentist. Two of his brothers also played NCAA Division I basketball: Ty at Kansas State and Jason at Northern Iowa. Another brother, Dominique, played college football for Minnesota.[16]

References

  1. ^ Merkel, Kaitlin (January 30, 2016). "Cristo Rey basketball star drawing big-time college looks". MN Basketball Hub. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Jericho Sims – Men's Basketball". University of Texas Athletics. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  3. ^ Davis, Brian (March 5, 2018). "Quiet Texas freshman Jericho Sims speaking loud enough with his play". Austin American-Statesman. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  4. ^ Fuller, Marcus R. (August 30, 2016). "Four-star Cristo Rey forward Jericho Sims commits to Texas over Minnesota". Star Tribune. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  5. ^ Moyle, Nick (March 6, 2018). "Texas notebook: Sims blooming in Bamba's absence". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  6. ^ Moyle, Nick (December 11, 2019). "Confident Jericho Sims has been key during Longhorns' strong start". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  7. ^ Moyle, Nick (November 13, 2020). "Texas hopes F Jericho Sims will soar in his senior season". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  8. ^ Howe, Jeff (February 22, 2020). "Leaving Texas, turning pro could be an option for Jericho Sims". 247Sports. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  9. ^ Moore, CJ (March 14, 2021). "'He's one of one': Texas' Jericho Sims has figured out how to dominate, and that's bad news for everyone else". The Athletic. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  10. ^ Howe, Jeff (May 18, 2021). "Texas forward Jericho Sims files paperwork for NBA draft, doesn't sign with an agent". 247Sports. Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  11. ^ Taylor, Cody (June 30, 2021). "NBA draft rising prospect Jericho Sims signs with Klutch Sports". USA Today. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  12. ^ Henry, Ben (August 2, 2021). "Former Minneapolis prep athlete Jericho Sims picked in NBA Draft". KSTP. Archived from the original on August 3, 2021. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  13. ^ "Knicks Sign Jericho Sims to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. August 8, 2021. Retrieved August 14, 2021.
  14. ^ "Knicks Sign Jericho Sims". NBA.com. July 9, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  15. ^ Chiari, Mike. "Knicks' Jericho Sims and All Participants Revealed for 2023 NBA Slam Dunk Contest". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2023-02-16.
  16. ^ Fuller, Marcus R. (May 6, 2016). "Jericho Sims, ex-Gopher's son, is Minnesota's fastest rising hoops star". St. Paul Pioneer Press. Retrieved May 20, 2021.

External links

  • Texas Longhorns bio
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