Former Blue Ridge star Aamir Simms enters NBA Draft

Aamir Simms has declared for the NBA Draft, but the Clemson junior will maintain his eligibility, and the right to return to school, much like former Blue Ridge teammate Mamadi Diakite did last year.

Former Blue Ridge star Aamir Simms enters NBA Draft
Aamir Simms had a double-double to help lead Clemson to an overtime win over TCU in Las Vegas (Source: Clemson Athletics)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Former Blue Ridge School boys basketball star Aamir Simms has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.

The Clemson junior forward made the announcement on social media on Tuesday night.

Simms also stated he would maintain his college eligibility through the draft process, which is the same plan of attack used by former Blue Ridge teammate Mamadi Diakite last year.

Diakite ultimately decided to return to school after talking with NBA personnel during the draft process, and helped the 'Hoos go 23-7 overall, and 15-5 in the ACC.

Simms led Clemson in points (13.0), rebounds (7.2), and assists (2.6) this season, and he was named Third-Team All-ACC.

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