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  Jania Sims
Jania Sims

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Newark, N.J.

High School:
Shabazz

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
05/17/1988

Experience:
2L

Sims Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

AS A PANTHER
Recorded 102 starts in 109 career games ... Averaging 10.1 points per game over career ... tallied double-digit scoring in 53 career games ... tallied 20 or more points three times during the 2010-11 season ... paced or co-paced team in assist category in 66 contests over career ... finished collegiate career at Pitt ranked fifth all-time in assists (115), third in free throw percentage (.821) and 17th in scoring ... became the 17th member of the 1,000 point club, second during the 2010-11 season to accomplish the feat and fifth under head coach Agnus Berenato.

REDSHIRT SENIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Started all 30 games she appeared in during her final season at Pitt ... ranked 21st in the Big East in scoring (12.3/second on team), fourth in league in free throw percentage (.821), and 11th in assists per game (3.8) ... notched double figures in 18 games, including nine of the first 10 games she appeared in ... pumped in a game-high 24 points versus Cincinnati on Feb. 1, pushing Sims past the 1,000 point mark ... went 8-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range versus Bearcats ... totaled 115 assists on the season, the third season Sims recorded 100 or more assists in a single season ... registered over six assists in six games and four or more dimes in 15 games... averaged 2.8 rebounds per game ... grabbed four or more rebounds in 10 games ... exploded for a season-high 26 points versus Texas Tech on Dec. 19 (9-of-17 from the field) ... named to Las Vegas Holiday Classic all-tournament team after averaging 18.5 points, converting 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) from the field and 5-of-8 (62.5 percent) from three-point range in two-day event ... earned BIG EAST honor roll nod after Vegas tourney ... picked up a season-high seven rebounds in front of hometown crowd at Seton Hall on Jan. 12, while adding 18 points ... posted season-best nine assists at St. Francis on Dec. 1 ... scored 17 points and added five steals in the first round of the Big East Tournament on March 4 vs. USF.



REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Jania Sims returned to the lineup after a season-ending injury in 2008-09 and started in 29 of 31 games played in...a State Farm Coaches All-America candidate...earned All-Big East Honorable Mention honors as well as the MVP award at the annual Pitt Thanksgiving Tournament...named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll...set career-highs in nearly every offensive category this year for the Panthers...tied for first on the team with 12.9 points per game and led the team in assists with 117...led the team from the free throw line, converting 103-of-125 attempted for an 82.4 percent clip...grabbed a season-high seven rebounds three times; against Marshall (Nov. 28), at Penn State (Dec. 12) and at Providence (Jan. 23)...scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting at West Virginia (Jan. 5)...set personal-best mark for free throws made and attempted after going 11-of-12 at Providence...played a season-high 41 minutes in overtime loss to Syracuse (Feb. 2)...hit three, three-pointers in a game on four occasions; against Georgetown (Feb. 10) and Louisville (Feb. 14) and at DePaul (Feb. 23) and Cincinnati (Feb. 27).

JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Played in just one game before being sidelined for the remainder of the season...was 2-of-2 from the charity stripe with one assist in five minutes of action against Texas A&M.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08)
Jania scored 13 points, had five rebounds, four assists and three steals in win over James Madison...matched her career-high of 17 points against Cal Poly in just 24 minutes on 7 of 11 shooting...scored a career-high 17 points against Duke at the Maggie Dixon Classic in Madison Square Garden...Pitt's most consistent player at Maryland, scoring 14 points, five steals, four assists and three rebounds...scored Pitt's first five points in win over Arizona and went on to a 12-point game...scored 12 points and added five rebounds and three assists in win over Charlotte...sat out the second half of the season due to ineligibility.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07)
Sims was named the starting point guard for the Panthers shortly after a season-ending injury to All-Big East guard Mallorie Winn...Sims played in all 33 games while starting 29...named to the Big East All-Freshman team...scored 11 points, including 7 of 8 from the free throw line, and had five assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...had a solid game vs. Marquette in the Big East Tournament with nine points, seven assists and four rebounds...set her career high with 11 assists and just two turnovers vs. Cincinnati in the Big East Tournament...just missed a triple-double with 12 rebounds, nine points and nine assists in win over DePaul...contributed six rebounds and five assists vs. WVU...scored nine and added five assists and four rebounds at Connecticut...played 37 minutes in win over Cincinnati, adding six points and three rebounds...grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and added seven points in win over Villanova...led the team at Providence with six assists on the day...returned to the starting lineup vs. Notre Dame contributing nine points, seven assists and six rebounds...had eight points, a career-high eight rebounds and seven assists in win over Marquette...hit all six free throw attempts in the last :27 to clinch win over Robert Morris...finished the RMU game with 13 points and a season-best seven rebounds...played 39 minutes in win over Penn State logging seven points, seven assists and six rebounds...led the team with 16 points and 38 minutes at Akron in the win...grabbed a key offensive rebound with time running down in Pitt's last-second win over Boise State...also dished out the assist to Shavonte Zellous, who hit a game-winning three-pointer with 1.8 seconds remaining...hit key free throws down the stretch in Pitt's win over Utah...had six points and five assists in win at St. Bonaventure...nearly picked up a triple-double with nine assists, eight points and six rebounds in win over Mount St. Mary's...earned a start in her first collegiate game, scoring 12 points.

HIGH SCHOOL
Sims guided Shabazz to an unprecedented fifth straight Essex County Tournament title, to a third Tournament of Champions title in four years and a No. 8 ranking nationally by USA Today after a perfect 33-0 season...averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 assists and 3.2 steals per game as a senior, earning All-Newark and All-Essex County First Team honors...a Star-Ledger All-Senior Team and All-Pickpocket Team member as well, Sims was a 2005 candidate for New Jersey Miss Basketball and earned NJSIAA North All-Star Team honors...as a senior, Sims surpassed the 1,000-point plateau and finished her Bulldog career with 1,197 points...named the Most Improved Player in the county by the Star-Ledger, which gave Shabazz its prestigious Team of the Year honor...honored as second-team all-state, the Watchung Conference Player of the Year and to the All-Watchung Conference Team...four-year starter at Shabazz and led the Bulldogs to an impressive overall mark of 117 wins and only nine losses...recorded a school-record 169 assists as a junior, surpassing the previous school record of 151 held by All-Big East selection Matee Ajavon of Rutgers.

PERSONAL
Jania Sims was born on May 17, 1988...daughter of Denise and Richard Sims...has one brother, Jabir and two sisters, Jakia and Janel...social sciences major.