After verbally committing in May to Oregon State University to pursue her dreams of college basketball for 2018 Jasmine Simmons of Mildura has now signed to play.
Simmons, a five foot 11 guard who captained the Australian Under 17 national team to a Wordl championship title in 2016, is ready to play ball for the 2018-19 College basketball season.
Simons is one three new outstanding new player signed to the Beavers in the Oregon State women's basketball program.
The others are Patricia Morris of California and a tall girl from Paraguay Andrea Aquino, who is the number seven rated player in the nation according to ESPN, making her the highest rated signee in program history.
The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 17.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 7.0 blocks per game in her 2016-17 during her high school season this year.
The trio joining Oregon State for the 2018-19 season, and are the Number 14 ranked recruiting class in the nation.
In the World championships Simmons made the U17 All-Star Five.
She has also represented Australia on national teams in 2014 and 2015 and was named the New South Wales Player of the year last year.
and has represented New South Wales from 2014 to present. The guard was the Australian Junior National U16 MVP in 2014, and the Australian Junior National U18 Co-MVP in 2016.
According to ESPN America (a British-based European sports network, focusing on professional and collegiate sports of the United States and Canada) Simmons is regarded as an agile combo-guard manufactures, delivers in mid-range game to the arc; rebounds, handles and attacks in transition game; distributes, executes in half-court; playmaker.
Simmons is ESPN's 7th overall ranked international recruit and No. 1 ranked shooting guard in the class.
The Premier Basketball Report has her ranked as a 4 and a half star recruit as well.
She has spent the last three years playing on scholarship at Basketball Australia's National Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, and has amassed over 3,000 points and 2,000 rebounds over the course of her high school career. Her latest games have been with the Mildura Lady Heat in Division One Victorian Women’s Basketball .
A multi-sport athlete, Simmons has also played soccer, cricket, netball and Australian rules football. She has also served as the youth ambassador for the Mildura Rural City Council.