Anfernee Simons

Page updated as of 4/12/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2018 rankings were finalized on 6/21/2018.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Country: USA (Altamonte Springs, FL)
School: IMG Academy
Classification: High School Senior
Birthdate: 6/8/1999

2018 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 30
Projected Draft Range: Late 1st to 2nd Round
​2018 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 24 by the Portland Trail Blazers


Good scorer off the dribble
Adequate shooter from all over the floor
Excels at scoring on the move
Very good free throw shooter
Prolific scorer
Decent playmaker
Adequate rebounder for a player his size
Very good athlete
May have significant upside


Can display spotty shot selection
May need to tweak his shooting mechanics
Ball dominant
Can be too scoring focused on offense
His effort on defense can lag at times
May not collect enough steals or blocks
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Needs to add strength
Relative unknown commodity


Anfernee Simons is an athletic combo guard that could project to be a Dennis Schroder type of player in the NBA.  He is a speedy, agile scorer that can knock down floaters and pull-up jumpers, and he can quickly barrel his way into the lane to get his shots up.​

On the other hand, Simons tends to look for his shot and foremost, as he may tend to hold the ball too long, and he may not look to involve his teammates enough.  He is a talented combo guard that could develop if a team is patient with him, as he could be a potential first round pick in 2018.


DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

SB Nation Article on Simons

Simons’ MaxPreps Page

Simons’ Prep Circuit Page

ESPN Recruiting Page

ESPN Article on Simons’ Thinking of Entering 2018 Draft

ESPN Ranking Simons Among Top 100 Prospects

Games Scouted:

7/12/17 Team Breakdown vs. Sports U

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