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Local Star Guard Joins Flyers

6/17/2015, 8:37 a.m.
Lewis University head men's basketball coach Scott Trost announced Monday that Lehigh University transfer Miles Simelton will join the Flyers ...

Lewis University head men's basketball coach Scott Trost announced Monday that Lehigh University transfer Miles Simelton will join the Flyers beginning with the 2015-16 season.

Simelton, a 6-0 junior guard, played two seasons for the Mountain Hawks, appearing in 62 games, including a pair of starts. He scored a career-high and team-best 18 points, including three trifectas, in a 103-74 victory over Army this past February.

"We already had an outstanding recruiting class, but to add a player the caliber of Miles Simelton gets me excited about the future of Flyer basketball," Trost said. "He is a versatile guard that will impact the game on both ends of the court.

"Most importantly, Miles is an outstanding young man that comes from a great family and will fit right in with the rest of the team."

An Oswego, Ill., native, Simelton finished as the second-leading scorer in Oswego history with 1,588 points. As a senior, Simelton was a finalist for the Chicago Tribune Mr. Basketball in 2013 after averaging 18.7 points and 3.8 assists. For his efforts, he was also named to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area First Team and earned Beacon News All-Area Co-Player of the Year and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State Second Team accolades.

Simelton joins fellow recruits in guards Delaney Blaylock, Jake Reinhart and center Frank Vukaj. Lewis has won 20+ games in each of its past two seasons and returns 2015 Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman of the Year, Max Strus, to the line-up in 2015-16.