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.