Aaron Simpson commits to DePaul men’s basketball

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One guard prospect has decommitted from DePaul while the Blue Demons quickly filled his shoes with another.

3-star prospect Jon Davis backed away from his verbal commitment to reclassify to the recruiting class of 2015 for reasons unknown, Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported March 29. He will attend prep school next year.

Aaron Simpson, a 6-foot scoring point guard from Lincoln College, will be replacing him. Simpson averaged 20.2 points per game and shot 41.6 percent from this field this season.

Simpson was a 3-star prospect, according to Scout, coming out of high school in 2012. The guard was originally signed to Illinois State, but went to junior college for two years instead.

“(DePaul) was a great decision for me and my family,” Simpson said. “The coaching staff is very good and were direct with what will be going on with me at DePaul. My family had an overall great experience when we were out here. We enjoyed ourselves.”

Simpson will join a backcourt composed of Billy Garrett Jr., RJ Curington, and Durrell McDonald.

Simpson was a finalist for IHSA Mr. Basketball in 2012, along with Rashaun Stimage – another junior college recruit that is joining DePaul next season. Simpson is known for his ability to score the ball, although he described himself as “an all-out kind of guy.”

“I just like to play hard and get my teammates involved,” Simpson said.. “Everyone knows me for my scoring, but that’s not all I have. I’m just trying to do what I can to win.”

Simpson verbally committed to the university of Detroit March 19, but then de-committed shortly after. He says that the DePaul situation was unrelated.

“I can’t wait to get to DePaul,” Simpson said. “They had visited me in high school, but got somebody else. When they came back to recruit me, I knew I had to take it. It was fate.”