15 - Justin Simon
Justin Simon
Height: 6-9
Weight: 230
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kings Park, NY
High School: Kings Park
Position: F

2002-03: Simon was the most improved player on the roster last year. After seeing limited action in his first two years at Yale, he appeared in 22 games last winter and shot 45 percent (27 of 60) from the field and 88.6 percent (31 of 35) from the foul line, which earned him the Eggie Miles Award as Yale's top free throw shooter. At the Phoenix Classic at the Hartford Civic Center, he was named to the all-tournament team after scoring 13 points in the championship game victory over Central Connecticut. He was 5 for 6 from the field and 3 for 3 from the foul line in nine minutes. Against Penn, he scored a career-high 18 points on 5 of 7 shooting from the field and 8 for 8 shooting from the foul line. He missed the first games of the season because of an ankle injury.

2001-02: As a sophomore Simon provided the Bulldogs with depth up front, appearing in 21 games. His top performance came against Stony Brook at the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic when he scored six points in 10 minutes.

2000-01: As a freshman his best game came against Penn State when he made 3 of 4 shots from the field, scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in just four minutes. In the summer of 2001 Simon was selected to represent the United States in the World Maccabiah Games but did not play.

At Kings Park High School: Simon averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds as a senior and led his team to a 19-4 overall record and a berth in the county championship. He was an All-Long Island, all-county, all-conference and all-league selection and was nominated for the McDonald's All-American team.

Personal: Justin was born on Nov. 17, 1981, and is the son of Richard Simon. In the summer of 2001 Justin was an intern in the Special Events Department at Madison Square Garden was backstage at the NBA draft. At Yale he is a psychology major.