Wayne Simien

Wayne SimienAs a standout basketball player at the University of Kansas, Wayne Simien was a part of two Final Four teams, claimed three Big XII Championships, was named Big XII Player of the Year, was a two-time All-American and graduated with a degree in sociology. At the conclusion of his career, he was named the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner for men's basketball. Simien was drafted in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat and his rookie year, he had the privilege of being a member of the 2006 NBA World Championship team. Basketball has taken Simien around the world. He played professionally in Spain and has hosted a number of basketball camps in the Caribbean, the Philippines and Israel. He now enjoys ministering through his foundation - Called To Greatness - as an ordained minister and volunteers as KU's religious advisor and mentor of student-athlete development.

Finishing what you start reaps rewards beyond playing days

September 05, 2010

As the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award enters into its 10th year of being a nationally recognized award, its prestige has increasingly grown among the college athletics landscape.  An award that was origi… Continue Reading…
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