TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - UA Basketball product Kobi Simmons ('17) was the epitome of a two-way professional basketball player this season.
Simmons, who went undrafted last June, started the 2017-18 season in the NBA's Gatorade Development League playing 26 games but finished the campaign in the NBA itself with a 32-game resume.
Simmons signed with the Memphis Grizzlies last summer and played well enough in the NBA Summer League earn the deal.
He averaged 20 minutes played per game for the Grizzlies, scoring six points and dishing out two assists while shooting 42% from the field.
The 20-year old made his NBA debut on December 16 in a home loss against Boston and scored his first points in the league two games later in a road loss in Phoenix.
During his stint in with the G-League's Memphis Hustle, who actual play their games in northern Mississippi, Simmons was reunited with his UA teammate Chance Comanche ('17) who played the entire season in the G-League.