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Report: Washington transfer Desmond Simmons headed to St. Mary’s

May 1, 2014, 2:09 PM EDT

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Washington transfer Desmond Simmons will be headed to St. Mary’s next season, according to a report from CBSSports.com.

Simmons averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 boards as a junior. He will be eligible for the Gaels immediately, which is terrific news for Randy Bennett’s club. They already added Stanford transfer Aaron Bright, who will start at lead guard in place of Stephen Holt, and return all-WCC big man Brad Waldow.

Simmons won’t replace Beau Levesque, but the size that he will bring inside will allow the Gaels to matchup that much better with a Gonzaga team that will have a pair of seven-footers on their front line.