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“I try to work on my game to the point where I can drive it to the basket, pull up and handle the ball out in space on the court. The main things I want to do better are the mental things, like not letting the referees or other players get in my head.”
I like Simon’s style on the court. He’s a smooth player and under the tutelage McCallum he will only get better.
McCallum agrees, noting: “I’m proud of Chase and how he is competing. He had to sit out a year, but his love for the game keeps him working hard to improve every week. He’s such a versatile player. One of the areas that I think he will really help this team is on defense. We ask him to check the better players on defense and he is starting to take pride in his defensive effort.”
Simon is glad he transferred to UDM and is excited by the possibilities of how good this team can become.
“The sky is the limit for us if we continue to learn each other and go out on the court and do the things our coaches teach us in practice,” he said. “Plus, we have to get tougher mentally and execute better down the stretch.”
While at Detroit Community High, Simon played for coach Tony Woods and he is very proud of the fact he helped his team to the quarter-finals at the 2007 MHSAA Tournament. For his efforts he earned first-team Class C All-State as a senior.
“We were independent, but we played all the PSL schools,” he said. “That is a tough league and playing them made us a better team.”
Simon says watch out for his Titans, because they have the coaches, players and now the fan support to continue to compete at a high level.
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