Michael Simpson
Michael Simpson

Spring, Texas

High School:
Klein Collins High

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 190




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An athletic guard with great leaping ability, Michael Simpson specializes in his long-range shooting and can provide the Bears with an instant spark off the bench.

Saw action in 19 games as a true freshman ... Played 3 minutes in MVC Tournament first-round win over Southern Illinois (3/7/13) ... Registered 10 minutes off the bench and scored on a jumper at Illinois State (2/27/13) ... Played 12 minutes off the bench at No. 22 Wichita State (2/9/13) ... Manufactured his third Valley 3-pointer of the season at No. 17/21 Creighton (1/30/13) to finish with season-high 5 points ... Dropped in a key 3-pointer at Bradley (1/19/13) ... Scored 5 points and a 3-pointer in his Valley debut vs. No. 11/13 Creighton (11/13) with a blocked shot ... Knocked down a 3-pointer at New Mexico State (12/22/12) ... Came off the bench at Alabama A&M (12/18/12) with 4 points, 19 minutes and 2 assists to share team-high assist honors ... Was also 2-for-5 from the field at AAMU ... Played 17 minutes against Oral Roberts (12/1/12) with a steal and a rebound ... Saw 17 minutes in win over Malone (11/21/12) with 3 points and 2 assists ... Knocked down his first career 3-pointer and snagged 3 boards in collegiate debut against Philander Smith (11/9/12) ... During 2012 summer foreign tour of Costa Rica, Simpson averaged 9.3 points in four games with a team-high 9 3-pointers (9-for-20) with 4.0 rebounds ... Named to MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall 2012 semester.

High School: Simpson had a sensational senior year at Klein Collins High School just outside of Houston, Texas ... Averaged 15.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists for coach Scott Harmatuk's Tigers in 2011-12 while making 81 percent of his free throws ... Tigers, a Class 5A program, were 19-14 Simpson's senior season ... During his junior year, he averaged 14.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals ... Finished his career with over 1,000 points ... Was a two-time all-district selection and was ranked No. 37 on the Greater Houston Top 150 Seniors List ... An honors student with a 3.6 grade-point average, he also played AAU ball for the elite Texas Pro squad ... Signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Bears on May 8, 2012 ... Recruited primarily by former assistant Kyle Smithpeters.

Personal: Michael William Simpson was born 7/28/93 in Spring, Texas ... Son of Bob and Mary Anne Simpson of Spring, Texas ... Has a brother, Brian and sister, Beth ... Undeclared on his major (3.00 GPA), but plans to pursue a career in business ... Biggest sports thrill was playing on ESPN as a member of Texas Pro AAU squad ... Chose MSU over Lamar, Hartford, SE Louisiana, UMKC, Florida Gulf Coast, and NOrthern Colorado ... Also recruited by South Carolina, Colorado State, Tulsa, college of Charleston, Loyola and Sam Houston.

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