Lima Senior graduate Simpson named 2nd team All-Big Ten


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Michigan guard Zavier Simpson dribbles against Nebraska during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Michigan guard Zavier Simpson dribbles against Nebraska during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)


University of Michigan senior guard Xavier Simpson, a Lima Senior graduate, has been named All-Big Ten second team by the coaches, media and The Associated Press.

Simpson and classmate Jon Teske are the all-time winningest Wolverines with 108 wins to date. Simpson also holds the U-M mark for most games played in a career with 146.

Simpson leads the Big Ten in assists per game (7.9) as he has 236 total on the season — the most in the NCAA. He became the first Wolverine to produce a second season of 200-plus assists and ranks second in school history with 667. He tied his own single-season school record with eight games of 10-plus assists.

In addition to his assists, Simpson has averaged a career-best 12.9 points per game and became the 55th Wolverine to reach 1,000 career points. He also is averaging 4.5 rebounds a game and is 24 rebounds away from becoming the first Wolverine to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in a career.

The Wolverines begin Big Ten tournament play at noon Thursday against Rutgers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Michigan guard Zavier Simpson dribbles against Nebraska during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/03/web1_onlinesimpson.jpgMichigan guard Zavier Simpson dribbles against Nebraska during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

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