Wayde

Sims

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#44

Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 217lbs.
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: University HS
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

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 ... 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 ... Wings are his favorite food ... 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 ... Anticipated major is kinesiology.

Top Career Performances
Points: 15, vs. Texas A&M (2/4/17)
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, three times
Blocks: 2, twice
Steals: 3, at Texas A&M (1/11/17)
Minutes Played: 31, vs. South Carolina (2/1/17)

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 15, vs. Texas A&M, 2/4/17
2. 14, vs. Vandy, 12/291/6
3. 13, vs. Wofford, 11/12/16
4. 12, vs. Florida, 1/25/17
5. 10, at Alabama, 2/18/17
5. 10, at Texas Tech, 1/28/17
5. 10, at Mizzou, 1/4/17
5. 10, vs. USM, 11/15/16
9. 9, twice

 

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