He came, he saw, he shot some 3's and now he is transferring. WSU announced sophomore forward Patrick Simon has been granted his release and will transfer to another school. As with all transfer press releases, this one comes with a quote from Ken Bone.
"Patrick is an exceptional young man and we appreciate the contributions he's made to our program over the last two years," Bone said. "We wish him the best and a successful career wherever he transfers to. We will help Patrick in any way we can."
Simon had a bit of a wild ride at WSU. He first committed to Tony Bennett when he was 14-years-old. He later de-committed when Bennett left, only to re-commit to Ken Bone shortly after he was hired. Simon was highly touted for his 3-point shooting ability, but struggled to get on the court during his two seasons in Pullman mostly due to an inability to find a position. He lacked the quickness to guard small forwards, but lacked the size to play in the post.
He scored a career-high 12 points against Idaho in 2010 and scored 11 points in WSU's 81-59 win over Gonzaga that same year. Simon played in 52 games at WSU and made 34 3-pointers. He will also be remember for the shot he didn't make, an air-balled 3-pointer that would have won the game against Washington this season.
Best of luck to Simon wherever he lands.