Mother of Murray State Guard Killed in Car Crash

Posted by nvr1983 on March 15th, 2010

Normally this is the time of year for celebration in the world of college basketball. Over the next 3 weeks you will be inundated with feel-good human interest stories. Unfortunately, those human interest stories have to be based around a low point where the protagonist is faced with a moment of tremendous adversity. Such is the case for the 13-seeded Murray State Racers. Earlier this morning Freeda Simmons, the mother of Racers reserve guard Picasso Simmons, died in a car crash in Nashville, TN. At this time details on the accident are sparse. Simmons who is from Gallatin, TN, which is less than 30 miles away from Nashville, has seen limited action in 7 games this season, but he will certainly be a focal point for the Racers and much of the nation on Thursday when they take on Vanderbilt. We can only imagine the response that Simmons will get from the crowd if he gets out on the court.

Credit: (Lance Allison)

Racers guard Picasso Simmons

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2 responses to “Mother of Murray State Guard Killed in Car Crash”

  1. Christine says:

    Thoughts and prayers to his family. John Jenkins, a Vandy freshman, also went to Station Camp HS where Picasso played. I wish him the best during this difficult week.

  2. Also, reports are that Freeda Simmons worked at Vanderbilt as an ER Nurse.

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