Arizona's Simmons leaving after freshman season for NBA

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona freshman guard Kobi Simmons is declaring for the NBA draft and will not return to school.

The school announced Simmons' decision Wednesday.

An athletic 6-foot-5 guard from Atlanta, Simmons was a key member to coach Sean Miller's latest stellar recruiting class.

Simmons appeared in all 37 games and started 19, averaging 8.7 points and 2.0 assists. A good shooter and finisher, he's been projected to be selected in the second round.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.