Mar 29, 2014, 11:27 AM EST
The 6-foot-7 Simmons took to Twitter and Instagram on Friday night to notify fans of the move. Washington has yet to release anything official on the transfer.
On Simmons’ Instagram account he wrote: “Appreciate all the support I’ve received over the last four years while being a Husky. I’m very grateful for my experience. Thanks for all the love dawg fans.”
The redshirt junior spent the past four years at Washington as he battled knee injuries throughout his Huskie career. Simmons missed the first 10 games of this season due to arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and upon return he averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game. The junior appeared in 22 games and started 10 for the 17-15 Huskies.
Simmons is also set to graduate this spring, which would make him immediately eligible next season as a graduate transfer. It will be interesting to see which schools pursue an experienced forward like Simmons.
Washington also loses more frontcourt depth for next season with the departure of Simmons. C.J. Wilcox and Perris Blackwell are graduating and junior Shawn Kemp Jr. is the most accomplished returning big man at 15.4 minutes a contest.
Jernard Jarreau, a 6-foot-10 sophomore, had season-ending knee surgery and sophomore center Gilles Dierickx only averaged 5.2 minutes a game this season.
The status surrounding Fresno State transfer Robert Upshaw is also uncertain as he’s been away from the team for unspecified reasons.
Washington will likely pursue a transfer or spring recruit to fill the frontcourt void.
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