Wayde

Sims

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#44

Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 217lbs.
Class: Junior
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: University HS
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017-18)
Played in 32 games with 10 starts … Six games in double figures, giving him 14 for two seasons … First double double came against Sam Houston (12/19) with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 20 minutes … Averaged 5.6 points and 2.9 rebounds a game, while playing an average of 17.4 minutes a contest … Was 73-of-142 from the field (51.4%) with nine three-point field goals … Over two seasons shooting 50.8 percent from the field (150-of-295) with 23 total treys … High scoring game came against Vanderbilt when he was 6-of-6 from the field with one trey and 3-of-4 from the line for 16 points in 30 minutes in a starting role … Also had 12 in the league at South Carolina (2/28).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
Started five of 31 games ... Averaged 19 minutes per game, 6.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.7 steals per contest ... Eight games in double figures scoring ... One game double figure rebounds (11 vs. South Carolina (2/1, 8 points ... Four other games with eight rebounds ... Made 77-of-153 field goal attempts (50.3%) with 14 treys (14-34, 41.2%) ... Shot 74.4 percent from the foul line (32-43), including making 14-of-last-16 over the last eight games ... High scoring game of 15 against Texas A&M (2/4), hitting 7-of-11 field goals off the bench with a trey and eight boards ... Made four treys in the game against Vanderbilt (12/29, 4-of-6) and had 14 points in the game ... Scored 10 points in LSU’s SEC win at Mizzou (1/4).

HIGH SCHOOL
2014-15 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year and a First Team All-State selection earned five letters at University High School in Baton Rouge where he won three state titles under head coach Joe Spencer (2014, 2015, 2016) ... Averaged 21.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game as a senior (2016) after posting number of 17.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 62.8 percent field goal percentage as a junior (2015) ... Was named the Most Outstanding Player at the LHSAA Top 28 two times ... Went to high school with teammate Skylar Mays.

PERSONAL
Born on Dec. 13, 1997 ... Righthanded ... Born in Winter Park, Florida ... Father Wayne Sims played basketball at LSU under Dale Brown ... Mother is Fay Sims ... Chose LSU because he wanted to stay close to home, and said, “This team made me feel like part of a family.” ... Enjoys sleeping and hanging out with friends ... Chicken wings are his favorite food, with brownies his favorite dessert ... LeBron James is his favorite professional basketball player and the Cleveland Cavaliers are his favorite team ... Odell Beckham Jr. is his favorite athlete outside of basketball ... Major is sports administration.

Top Career Performances
Points: 16, vs. Vanderbilt, 2/20/18
Rebounds: 11, vs. South Carolina, 2/1/17
Field Goals Made: 7, vs. Texas A&M, 2/4/17
3 PT FG Game: 4, vs. Vanderbilt, 12/29/16
Free Throws Made: 4, four times
Assists: 2, seven times
Blocks: 3, vs. Sam Houston, 12/19/17
Steals: 4, vs. UTM, 11/29/17
Minutes Played: 31, vs. South Carolina, 2/1/17

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 16, vs. Vanderbilt, 2/20/18
2. 15, vs. Texas A&M, 2/4/17
3. 14, vs. Vandy, 12/291/6
4. 13, vs. Samford, 11/16/17
4. 13, vs. Wofford, 11/12/16
6. 12, at S. Carolina, 2/28/18
6. 12, vs. Florida, 1/25/17
8. 11, vs. UNCW, 12/10/17
8. 11, vs. Alcorn, 11/10/17
10. 10, five times

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Mays and Sims Post-Vanderbilt
Men's Basketball Interviews - Dec. 18
Men's Basketball Interviews - Dec. 12