Believe it or not, I have had the privilege of watching Desmond Simmons play on more than one occasion.
Two years ago during a Christmas break tournament in San Diego, my high school went down to compete and had the opportunity to play Salesian in the opening round (also the final year of when Clarence played for Gig Harbor). Being the “stat rat” for the team, Coach McIntosh had me come down for the tournament as well.
Salesian had a very good team, one that would finish second in the tournament to an east coast school. On that second place team there was the skinny freshman that I remembered most from that team. When I heard about this same kid making a commitment to the Huskies, it immediately brought up the vague memories I had of that basketball game.
I remember inserting the information into the program to record the stats at the beginning of the Gig Harbor-Salesian game, and the surprise of typing in a freshman in the starting lineup for the opposing team that was stacked with seniors. Continue reading