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WCC Announces December Players Of The Month

Jan. 4, 2008

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Saint Mary's junior forward Diamon Simpson and San Francisco senior forward Dominique Carter are the December WCC Players of the Month for their standout performances during the final month of 2007.


Dominique Carter, USF
SR - Forward
Dominique Carter paced the conference in scoring with 22.6 points per game en route to leading San Francisco to a 6-1 record during the month of December. The senior shot an incredible .600 (60-for-100) from the field to rank second in the WCC, and led the league by shooting at a .630 (17-for-27) clip from beyond the arc. Carter also ranked ninth in the conference with 7.1 rebounds per game, and collected WCC Player of the Week honors twice during the month. The forward scored a career-high 32 points in a win over San Jose State on December 9, and set another career standard with 14 rebounds in a USF win over Cal Poly on December 15. Carter posted a pair of double-doubles during the month, and led San Francisco to its first six-game winning streak since the 2001-02 season.

Diamon Simpson, SMC
JR - Forward
Saint Mary's junior forward Diamon Simpson was impressive during the month of December, leading the Gaels to a 7-1 record and their first national ranking since the 1988-89 season. Simpson was the only player in the WCC to average a double-double, chipping in 12.0 points per game, while hauling down a WCC-best 10.1 rebounds per game. The Hayward, CA native was one of the most efficient scorers in the conference, ranking third in the WCC with a 55.9 field goal percentage. Simpson also paced the WCC in blocks, turning away 2.38 shots per contest. His 153 career blocks ties him with former SMC standout Brad Millard for first place on the Gaels' all-time chart and ties him for seventh on the WCC's career list. Simpson notched three double-doubles during the month, including a 16-point, 15-rebound, four-block effort in the Gaels' win over Cal State Fullerton in the Shamrock Office Solutions Classic title game.