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Jakai Simmons
Jakai Simmons

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dover, Del.

High School:
Dover H.S.

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 165

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

High School: Played baseball, football, basketball and ran track at Dover High School.

Personal: Born July 10, 1990 in Dover, Del. ... Son of Julia and Joseph Simmons ... Has two brothers, Jamir Sr. and Joseph Jr. ... Major is English Education ... Was Junior Class President (2006-07).

Out of the Park: Pregame routine/superstitions: Pray.

Best Sports Moment: Scored game-high 18 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter to help high school team beat Polytech High in the 2007-08 basketball season.

Person who has most influenced me: My brother Joseph, because things I go through every day he has gone through and he can relate things to me that I don't quite understand.

Personal best non-athletic achievement: Graduating high school at the top half of my class.

When I graduate, I plan to: Pursue a career in teaching.

Best advice received/favorite saying: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Hobbies outside of sports: Listening to music.

Favorite book: Letters to a Young Brother by Hill Harper.

Favorite movie: "Man on Fire."

Athletic goals for the season: Improve every aspect of my game and help the team win games.

Personal athletic goal: Be a starter and one of the top players on the team in stolen bases.

Anything else that is important to know about you: I work hard on a daily basis to improve my game.