By Joe Henricksen

Aaron Simpson commits to ISU

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By Joe Henricksen

Aaron Simpson, North Chicago's high-scoring guard, committed to coach Tim Jankovich and Illinois State on Wednesday. The 5-11 senior is the No. 6 ranked player in the Hoops Report's Class of 2012 player rankings.

Last season, Simpson led North Chicago to the Class 3A semifinals after the Warhawks finished 12-13 in the regular season. North Chicago fell to Centralia in the state semifinals and then lost to Brooks in the third-place game to finish the year 17-15. Simpson, an AP second-team Class 3A all-state selection last season, averaged 22.5 points and 3.9 assists a game.

Simpson's game has always been about putting the ball in the hole with impressive offensive abilities. He slashes to the basket, makes shots from the perimeter and converts runners and floaters. A year ago he knocked down 66 three-pointers.

Simpson will join a Redbird recruiting class that will feature Normal Community guard Anthony Beane, who is the son of Illinois State assistant coach Anthony Beane, Sr.

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Hey Joe why did he choose that school I wonder if grades played a role

Beane and Simpson is a nice combo for ISU. NIU, Loyola and ISU are doing well on paper. Hopefully it translates to the court.

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