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Male Athlete of the Week
Cody Simmons--MT. ZION
by Maurice Dixon
mdixon@neighbornewspapers.com
December 04, 2012 10:18 AM | 1821 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Maurice Dixon.Male Athlete of the Week Cody Simmons.
Staff / Maurice Dixon.Male Athlete of the Week Cody Simmons.
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When you see stat lines of 19 points, 22 rebounds; 27 points, 23 boards; 17 points, 20 rebounds and 19 points and 18 boards, a person with basketball knowledge doesn’t picture someone with no high school basketball experience.

However, Mt. Zion senior Cody Simmons is that player and those are his numbers against Stockbridge (a scrimmage game), Washington, Pebblebrook and Northgate, respectively.

“It comes from hard work in practice,” Simmons said. “The ball is like a magnet to me. I’ve been doing it every since I was little. This is my first time playing school ball so I just try to give it my all.”

“He’s doing a great job,” Mt. Zion basketball coach Maurice Triche said. “He’s consistent and persistent on the boards. A hard worker who is dedicated to the game. You know you got something special.”

As a result, opponents have to always be aware of Simmons’ whereabouts along with Jacksonville signee JR Holder.

“It gives us that 1-2 punch with JR on the outside and him on the inside,” Triche said. “It’s really a good combination for what we are trying to do.”

Simmons said he would really like to play for a college in Georgia while majoring in math or accounting.
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