Simpson, a 6-foot guard, will join the Lynx after a highly decorated
career at North Chicago, in which he scored over 2,000 career points
and twice led the Warhawks to the IHSA Class 3A Final Four,
including finishing as runner-up in 2012.
During his senior season, Simpson scored 812 points, for an
average of 25.3 points per game in leading the Warhawks to a 25-7
record overall. For his efforts, he received several accolades,
notably finishing third in the voting for the state's annual Mr.
Basketball competition. Simpson was also one of five players named
to the Chicago Tribune's All-State First Team. He was selected for
the Chicago Sun-Times Class 3A First Team All-State, the Illinois
Associated Press Class 3A All-State First Team, the Illinois
Basketball Coaches Association Class 3A/4A First Team All-State as
well as receiving several other awards and honors.
Simpson will be joined at Lincoln College by Bryant, who averaged
over 11 points per game for the Warhawks this season.
Simpson and Bryant signed their letters of intent to Lincoln
College last week.
"We are very excited about the additions of Aaron and Marzhon to
our basketball program," said Lincoln College head basketball coach
Pat Lepper. "Aaron has been one of the best pure scorers in the
state of Illinois during his high school career, and we're quite
certain that with continued hard work on his part, his scoring
ability will translate well to our level. Marzhon is highly
athletic. We hope to develop other aspects of his game and help him
become a more complete basketball player.
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"Much of the credit for their recruitment must go to my assistant
coach, Tanner Morris, who established a relationship with the North
Chicago program prior to their recent high school season. While the
proud tradition of Lincoln College's men's basketball program always
attracts quality basketball players, coach Morris' recruiting
efforts deserve praise.
"In conclusion, we also look forward to assisting in Aaron and
Marzhon's development off the court, especially in the classroom.
Above all else, they are expected to be good students and good
citizens. After the time I've spent with them, I am confident they
will be as good off the court as they are on it."
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