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DePaul Signs Chicago Native Aaron Simpson to National Letter of Intent



April 17, 2014

CHICAGO – DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell announced today that Aaron Simpson has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the program starting next season. The Chicago native played at North Chicago High School before two junior college seasons at Lincoln College.

The high-scoring 5’11” guard joins the Blue Demons next season after earning third team NJCAA DII All-American honors and first team All-Mid-West Athletic Conference recognition last season. Simpson led the Lynx with 20.2 points per game to rank among the nation’s top 25 scorers. He also averaged 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting .416 (206-495) from the field and .774 (147-190) from the free throw line. Simpson knocked down 67 three-pointers in 31 games last season for Lincoln as the Lynx posted an 18-14 record.

Simpson was the state’s leading scorer in his senior season at North Chicago and finished third in the Illinois Mr. Basketball voting behind Jabari Parker of Simeon and Proviso East’s Keith Carter. He averaged 26.2 points per game and led the Warhawks to a runner-up finish in the Class 3A State Tournament.

As a high school junior, Simpson averaged 22.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game while sinking 71 three-point field goals. He led North Chicago to a fourth-place finish at the Illinois Class 3A State Tournament.

With the addition of Simpson, the 2014-15 roster will have as many as 11 players from the Chicagoland area. The current National Letter of Intent signing period started April 16 and runs through May 21, 2014.