Simmons, Renard named to all-state list
By Rich Palzewic
With at least 15 college scholarship offers, Green Bay Southwest girls’ basketball player Jaddan Simmons was recently named first-team all-state in Division 2 by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association.
The junior Simmons averaged 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 block per game for the 12-11 Trojans.
Her points-per-game average led the Fox River Classic Conference.
UW-Green Bay, Wisconsin, Illinois and Marquette are among Simmons’ offers.
Simmons was the player of the year in the FRCC as a sophomore, which came after a freshman season where she averaged 16 points per game.
Simmons now has 1,410 points, which is 363 away from former Southwest player and Marquette guard Natisha Hiedeman’s 1,773 points.
Hiedeman’s point total is a Green Bay metro record.
Green Bay Preble’s Kendall Renard, a junior who averaged 17.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game, was an honorable-mention choice in Division 1.
She is a UW-Green Bay commit but had offers from Illinois State, IUPUI, Northern Illinois, Toledo, Miami of Ohio and North Dakota State.
As a sophomore in 2017-18, Renard averaged a team-high 13.2 points and 8.5 rebounds.
The Hornets finished this past season 20-4 but bowed out in the WIAA regional finals.