Written By UNCG Sports Information Dept
Greensboro, N.C.--UNCG' Trevis Simpson has announced he will forego his senior season with the Spartans to pursue a professional career.
Simpson leads the team and the league in scoring at 18.8 points per game, becoming the first player to lead the SoCon in scoring in consecutive years since Davidson's Stephen Curry (2006-09).
He scored in double figures in 25 of 27 games this season, including 10 games scoring at least 20 points.
The school released statement's from both Simpson and Head Coach Wes Miller.
Trevis Simpson's Statement
"In the best interest of those important to me, I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility at UNCG to pursue a professional basketball career. After weeks of deliberation, I believe this is the best decision for my future and the future of my family, including my wife Teia and my daughter Tristan. I would like to thank Coach Miller, my teammates, the coaching staff, the administration and most importantly the fans of UNCG for their support during my three years as a Spartan. I will continue to pursue my degree from UNCG and look forward to the day I can call myself an alum of my school. This has been a difficult decision, but I hope everyone in the Spartan family can understand my need to make the best decision for my family now and in the future."
Wes Miller's Statement
"Trevis has made the decision with his family to leave UNCG and pursue professional basketball opportunities. While we wish he was returning for his final year, we whole-heartedly understand his reasoning and applaud his decision to put his family and daughter's future in the forefront. Trevis will go down in UNCG basketball history as one of the best players ever to wear a Spartan uniform and it has been a privilege to coach him. As I have said numerous times, he has all of the skills needed to be very successful at the next level and all of us at UNCG wish him well as he chases his dream of playing professional basketball. "
UNCG Sports Information Dept.