Thursday, January 28, 2010

UIS' Sims getting better by the minutes

The new year has been good to University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars junior Justin Sims.

The 6-foot-6 reserve forward has made the most of his minutes during the past few men’s basketball games after a so-so December.

Sims has been a regular contributor off a bench that’s averaging 31 points per game. He is tied with teammate Ryan Thornton for fourth on the team in scoring at 8.6 points per game, and he’s third in rebounding with 4.3 per game.

“He’s getting more playing time and scoring the basketball for us,” UIS coach Kevin Gamble said.

Sims was featured in a January 28, 2010, article in the State Journal-Register.

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