UMass Lowell basketball star shines nationally
LOWELL, Mass. (WHDH) -- When you think of the biggest names in women's college basketball, it's hard to imagine somebody from UMass Lowell cracking the list, but everybody in the country is looking up to Bianca Simmons when it comes to scoring the rock.
A point guard at UMass Lowell, Bianca Simmons can pass, score, and can also defend.
“I go out there to have an all around game. I don’t do just one thing. I like to go out there and get rebounds and assists as well,” Simmons told 7News.
“She's really the total package. Assists, steals, leading rebounder on the team for a 5' 6” guard,” said Sarah Behn, UMass Lowell head coach.
As one of the smallest players, she's making a huge impact nationally, averaging a Division 2 high 27.9 points per game.
“The type of season she's having you may see once a decade. I think she's amazing,” said Behn.
Also a 10 time Northeast-10 Conference player of the week, as a senior Simmons has enhanced her game.
“She was one of best players around last year. Then she totally elevated her game to make her a phenomenal player,” Behn said.
“I felt like I could do more my junior year to help my team out. And that motivated me that this is my last year and I have nothing to lose,” said Simmons.
The determination that made Bianca one of the greatest players to wear a UMass Lowell uniform will be the key to her success during the WNBA combine in April.