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From the Archives: Jonathon Simmons at the Rising Stars Challenge

Originally posted February 18, 2017


$150…


By now you know you probably already know this is the fee Jonathon Simmons paid for his tryout with the Austin Toros  3.5 years ago (Spurs.com recently posted a great article last year on Simmons’ improbable path).


Fast forward four years and Simmons earned himself a place in the 2017 Rising Stars Challenge.


Dank & Co did an amazing job of customizing OVO 10’s tracing Simmons journey.


The Juice warming up


At the half Simmons led the USA team in scoring with 12 points.


Two of my favourite Simmons photos from Twitter during the game… one & two.


Simmons interview at the start of the second half… link.


Simmons finished the game with 19 points in 21 minutes and had the (defensive) play of the game.


Which lead to my favourite tweet of the night… [drops mic]