Xavier Simpson has really had a good Top 100 Camp. OH PG one has played with great confidence and poise.— Mike Pegram (@peegs) June 20, 2015
Day 3 in the books at #NBPATop100. Xavier Simpson was the best I've ever seen him. Frank Jackson is a straight stud. Yoeli Childs= niche big— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) June 20, 2015
Okay, Simpson was possibly the best he has ever been, but how good was that? If I'm going to be convinced that a team with Edmond Sumner capable of running the point should be recruiting a 5'11" PG, he's going to have to have a really strong skill set.
The guards for Team Rockets just went off at #Top100camp. Xavier Simpson - 10-16 FG - 27 points Quentin Goodin - 8-14 FG - 20 points— NextUpRecruits.com (@NextUpRecruits) June 20, 2015
#nbpaTop100 Top 3FG% (to date): Pritchard 50%; Ty Jerome 50%; Jaylen Hands 47%; Myles Powell 47%; Xavier Simpson 46%; Crump 45%; KGuy 44%— Dinos Trigonis (@trigonis30) June 20, 2015
Okay, that makes a pretty strong case. If you aren't convinced, just search Twitter for "Xavier Simpson" and watch everybody and his mum laud Simpson's savvy, court presence, and ability to run a team. The fact that he can also put the biscuit in the basket makes a pretty compelling case for him.
I know you recall our study of 6' and under guards in the Big East and the conclusions it drew. I know that guys like Kris Dunn, DSR, and even our own Edmond Sumner would theoretically tear up a much smaller guard. A player is going to have to have a special skill set to make it at 6' or under in this conference. Xavier Simpson might be just such a guy.
Shouts to RickBro for some highlights of Simpson looking mighty capable at Xavier's team camp.