Stan Simpson #32

Hometown:Chicago, IL
High School:Simeon Career Academy
Height/Weight:6-10 / 236


Transferred to Memphis from John A. Logan College... Prior to his time at Logan College, played one season of NCAA Division I basketball at the University of Illinois in 2009-10 ... Redshirted at Illinois in 2008-09 ... Has seen action in eight games ... Averaging 0.5 points and 0.4 rebounds ... Shooting 22.2 percent from the field ... Has two assists and one blocked shot ... Following redshirt freshman year at Illinois, transferred to John A. Logan College (junior college) in Carterville, Ill., for the 2010-11 season.

Played in 30 of the Tigers’ 35 games … Made four starts … Averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 boards … Shot 38.3 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the charity stripe … Had four assists, 17 blocked shots and two steals …

Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in two postseason games, with both coming in the Conference USA Tournament … Saw one minute of action in the C-USA Tournament championship game win over Marshall … Grabbed one rebound in five minutes of action in the C-USA Tournament semifinal win over UCF …

Conference USA play: Played in 14 of 16 league contests … Averaged 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds … Shot 22.2 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the free throw line … Scored one point (1-of-2 FT) and played two minutes vs. Tulsa in the regular-season finale (road win) … Dished out one assist in a home win over East Carolina … Netted two points (2-of-2 FT) and had a steal in 10 minutes of action in a home win over UAB … Grabbed one board in each contest vs. East Carolina (road win) and Southern Miss (road loss) … Had two points, one board and one blocked shot in a home win over Marshall … Pulled down four boards and added one assist and one blocked shot in 12 minutes of play in a home victory over Rice … Scored five points (2-of-3 FG, 1-of-1 FT) and grabbed two rebounds in a home win over SMU … Had two points (1-of-2 FG) and one blocked shot in a road loss at UCF … Saw first action in C-USA play in a home victory over Southern Miss … Had two points (2-of-2 FT), one rebound and one blocked shot vs. the Golden Eagles …

Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in 14 of the Tigers’ 15 non-league contests … Averaged 2.4 points and 1.9 boards … Had 13 blocked shots, two assists and one steal … Shot 48.3 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from the charity stripe … Played two minutes in each of the home wins over Xavier and Tennessee … Played 12 minutes in a home win over Charlotte … Scored three points (1-of-1 FG, 1-of-2 FT) and had two rebounds and one blocked shot vs. the 49ers … Pulled down four rebounds and added a blocked shot in a home victory over Robert Morris … Had a blocked shot in five minutes of action in a road setback at Louisville … Scored six points and added one rebound and one blocked shot in a road win at Miami (Fla.) … Netted his six points on 3-of-3 FG vs. the Hurricanes … Tied a career high with three FG made vs. Miami (Fla.) … Had two points, three boards and one blocked shot in a home victory over Austin Peay … Had a career game in the home win over Jackson State … Recorded career bests for points (7), rebounds (10) and blocked shots (5) and tied a career high with three FG made … Scored six points and added two boards and one steal in a loss to Georgetown in the Maui Invitational … Netted his six points on a perfect shooting game (1-of-1 FG, 4-of-4 FT) … The four FT made and four FT attempts were career bests … Had six points (3-of-7 FG), two assists and two blocked shot in a win over Tennessee in the Maui Invitational … The three FG made and two assists were career highs … Saw his first game action in a Memphis uniform in the season-opening win over Belmont … Scored four points, pulled down two boards and blocked one shot vs. the Bruins.

Sophomore; John A. Logan College:
Rated the No. 7 junior college prospect by … Helped lead the Volunteers to an 18-10 overall record and an 11-5 Great Rivers Athletic Conference (GRAC) mark … Logan finished in second place in the GRAC regular season … Named to the All-GRAC second team … Also earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 24 first team recognition … Helped lead Logan to an appearance in the Region 24 semifinals … Netted a team-high 15 points in the Region 24 semifinal setback to Lake Land College (69-64 loss) …

Averaged 12.6 points, 8.3 boards and 1.9 blocked shots for Logan College in 2010-11 … Shot 53 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free throw line … The Volunteers’ third-leading scorer (12.6 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (8.3 rpg) … Ranked second on the team in blocked shots, field goal percentage and free throw percentage …

Had five double-doubles … Recorded four 20-point performances and had 20 double-figure scoring games … Netted a season-high 27 points vs. Brehm Prep and grabbed a season-best 15 boards vs. Penn Valley.

2009-10 Season (Redshirt Freshman)
Saw action in eight games … Averaged 0.5 points and 0.4 rebounds … Shot 22.2 percent from the field … Had two assists and one blocked shot …

Postseason (NIT/Big 10 Tournament):Played one minute in an NIT second-round win over Kent State …

Big 10 Conference play:Played in three league games vs. Ohio State (home and road) and Iowa (home) … Saw a total of four minutes of action … Grabbed one rebound and attempted one field goal vs. the Buckeyes at home …

Non-conference play (regular season games only):Saw action in four non-league contests … Averaged 1.0 points and 0.5 rebounds … Shot 25 percent from the field … Scored two points and grabbed one board in four minutes vs. Western Michigan … Had two points and one assist vs. Presbyterian … Played a season-high five minutes vs. Presbyterian … Recorded first collegiate rebound, assist and blocked shot in the season opener vs. SIU Edwardsville.


Played his senior year of high school basketball at Simeon Career Academy in 2007-08 … Averaged 19.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.1 blocked shots for the Wolverines … Helped lead Simeon to a 29-3 overall record and an appearance in the 2008 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 3A state championship game … Had 26 points, nine boards and six blocked shots in the title game setback (69-61 loss) to Marshall … Named Illinois All-State first team by the Chicago Sun-Times, Associated Press, and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) … Was an All-State second team selection by the Chicago Tribune… Played for Coach Robert Smith at Simeon …As a junior in 2006-07, played for Coach Noah Cannon at Chicago Leo High School … Averaged 18.5 points, 11.2 boards and 5.0 blocked shots for the Lions … Earned All-State special mention from the Chicago Tribune … Also named All-State honorable mention by the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazetteand the IBCA … Received All-Catholic League honors … Helped lead Leo to a 24-8 overall record and a spot in the 2007 sectional finals, where the Lions fell to Simeon – a team led by future Tigers guard Derrick Rose.

Why did you choose the University of Memphis?

The fans were great and U feel the coaching staff can get me too the next level.

How is it playing for Coach Pastner?

Playing for Coach P is fun and you gain a lot of basketball knowledge from him. He is also a good listener.

What has been the most influential or beneficial tip that Coach Pastner or his staff has ever said to you?

To be committed on and off the court, doing any task in life.

What are your thoughts about playing in an NBA arena like the FedEx Forum?

I am thrilled to play in an NBA arena. The “Forum” is my favorite gym to play in..

Who is the funniest person on the team, practical joker, etc?


Up to this point, what is your all time career highlight?

Going to the NCAA Tournament last year for the first time.

What things did the Team need to work on during the off season?

Defense and rebounding.

Which athlete has influenced you the most in how you play and your drive to play?

Derrick Rose; He gets hit a lot and plays hard and gets back up.

Where is your favorite place to eat when you are hanging with the guys?


When you need a break, what do you do?

Play a video game.

When did you first realize just how dedicated the city of Memphis is to their Tigers?

When I came on my official visit.

If you could tell people who aren’t from here one thing about Memphis, what would it be?

The southern hospitality is the best.

What is the one thing you are most proud of when it comes to the City of Memphis?

How dedicated the fans are to the team.

Jookin is the newest dance craze to originate in Memphis. Can you Jook and if not, what is your best dance move?

No and I am not a dancer.

Memphis has a prominent place in America’s musical history. Who is your favorite Memphis artist, group, or musician?

Don Trip