Wesli Simmons, a senior combo guard for Central High School girls’ basketball team, is an outstanding performer both on and off the court. Simmons excels especially well in the classroom. She has a 3.9 GPA and has successfully passed the ACT, a national college admissions examination. Simmons is also a proud member of numerous high school clubs, which include: Beta Club, National Honors Society, Key Club, & Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Last season as a junior shooting guard for CHS girls’ basketball team, she posted efficient statistics. She shot 48 percent from the field and averaged 12 points, 4.15 rebounds, 3.85 assists and 2.25 steals per game.
With her senior season approaching, I, Deion Sims, have intensified her training sessions. Wesli’s BB training sessions have been designed to use explosive attacking moves, escape dribbles, score off the bounce, improve footwork and court awareness. Wesli has a high basketball IQ and her court awareness is great. Ultimately, it has been a pleasure training Wesli this summer but training doesn’t stop as we have more work to complete. She is itching to get back on the court and has set a goal to play college basketball. Simmons said that she would like to attend Jacksonville State University and play as a Gamecock in Jacksonville, Alabama.
Wesli is Basketball Brotherhood’s first female student-athlete and her future is promising both in the classroom and on the basketball court. She is dedicated and determined to be successful, she says “basketball is life”.