MARCH 18, 2021
Jericho Sims, 2017 Cristo Rey Jesuit High School graduate, recently led the University of Texas past Oklahoma State for it's first Big 12 Tournament Title. Sims turned in his best performance at Texas, scoring a career-high 21 points on only 11 shots and corralling 14 rebounds while adding three steals and two blocks.
Shaka Smart, University of Texas Head Basketball Coach, commented, "What impressed me most about the performance by Sims was his resilience. Sims overcame all the adversity that the game threw in his direction."
Sims was also named as one of the Star Tribune's "Eight Minnesotans to watch in the NCAA men's basketball tournament." According to reporter Marcus Fuller, "Perseverance paid off for this Minneapolis native in Austin. Sims quietly did the dirty work for the Longhorns in his career. Lately he's emerged as a go-to guy as well, averaging 15 points, eight rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.3 steals in his past four games, including three double-doubles."
The Texas Longhorns received the number 3 seed in this year’s NCAA tournament. Tune in on Saturday, March 20 at 8:50 PM to cheer on Jericho and the Longhorns!
In true Cristo Rey fashion, Sims continues to thrive on and off the court. Jericho is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in African & African Diaspora Studies and minoring in Anthropology. He's an avid reader, deep thinker and an even better person than he is a basketball player. We can't wait to watch him soar during March Madness and beyond.
Burnt Orange Nation: https://www.burntorangenation.com/2021/3/13/22329460/texas-longhorns-91-oklahoma-state-cowboys-86-matt-coleman-jericho-sims-shaka-smart
Star Tribune: https://www.startribune.com/eight-minnesotans-to-watch-in-the-ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament/600035674/