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Player Spotlight: 2018 G 6'0" Jerome Sims III Phoenix, AZ/Brophy Prep

07/28/2017, 10:00am CDT
By Max Ivany

Jerome (Trey) Sims BIO


I’ve always had an extremely strong self-will to want and work hard to be successful. Whether it’s school work, sports or community service activities, I work tirelessly to do the best job that I can do. I have been a dedicated athlete throughout my high school experience. Despite starting high school as a 14-year-old freshman at 5 foot & 3 inches tall and 105 pounds and being cut from the freshman basketball team; I have been dedicated to becoming a better basketball player by continued to work on my basketball skills and overall athletic strength. Now as a 6’1” & 160 pound 17-year-old rising senior, my athletic commitment has allowed me to play at a high level on my AAU basketball club team and a national high school prep team. 

I’ve listed video highlight links to this email as well as my first SAT (1400) & ACT (31) test. I plan to take both the SAT/ACT test again in the Fall with the goal of scoring at/over a 1500 on the SAT and at/over a 34 on the ACT.

As a basketball player, I would describe myself as a: Late bloomer. Combo guard. Very good shooter. Extremely competitive. I make key plays at the right time. I’m a very good defensive player. My friends tell me my style of play is similar like Patty Mills.

Academically, I have always demonstrated tenacity by taking the hardest classes that I could take in high school with the aim of being the best prepared for college. I would like to earn a degree in Biomedical Engineering from a top university with the goal to attend medical school.

My favorite classes have always been math and science. I’ve take many Honors classes such as Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors Physics, Honors Environment Science as well as AP Biology, AP English, AP Economics, AP Government, & AP US History.

Outside of the classroom, I’ve participated in several STEM enrichment programs over the past 5 years that have also reinforced my desire to become an engineer/physician.

The STEM programs that I’ve completed include:

  • Cornell University Catalyst Summer Engineering Program (2017)
  • Georgia Tech University Summer Engineering Institute (2016) where my team won first place in the 3-week competition of 12 teams of 5 juniors and seniors
  • Arizona State University Summer Research Engineering Program (2015) where I worked side by side with graduate and undergraduate students to use stem cells to develop a functional heart substitute
  • Arizona County Fair Honorable Mention (2015)
  • Barrett’s Neurological Hospital Summer Program (2014) where I learned about cell development, growth and synthesis which solidified his desire to be a physician
  • Phoenix Science Center Summer Program (2013)
  • Math Counts Competition (2010-2012) throughout middle school

Awards And Honors

Education Brophy College Prep: 2014 to Current

• Un-Weighted GPA: 3.52 Weighted GPA 3.81 

• National Honors Society (Brophy College Preparatory - 10th Grade)

• Maricopa Country Science Fair Award (9th Grade)

• Accepted in the Honor's Program (SHEP) at Brophy College Preparatory (Top 5%)

• First Place Team in Georgia Tech Summer Engineering Institute 
Extra-Curricular School Activities

• Math Club: 2015-2016

• Brophy Red & White Club: 2016-2017

• Future Physician's Club: 2016-2017

• Track Program: 2014-2015 & 2015-2016

• Basketball Program: 2015-2016

• Black Student Union: 2014 to Current

• Key Club: 2014 to Current 
Work Experience/Summer Programs

• Georgia Tech University Summer Engineering Institute (2016)

• Kino Border Immersion Program (2016)

• Arizona State University Summer Research Engineering Program (2015)

• Barrett’s Neurological Hospital Summer STEM Program (2014)

• Phoenix Science Center Summer Program (2013) 
Volunteer Work /Leadership Experience

• Andrea House Volunteer (40 hours) ⇒ Preparation and serving of food; Cleaning of facilities

• Ronald McDonald House (40 hours) ⇒ Completion of tasks such as cleaning and administrative work • St Mary's Distribution ⇒ Preparation of food and completion of garden work

• HashTag Lunch Bag ⇒ Collection and distribution of food to the homeless

• Race for the Cure ⇒ Distribution of water for participants and collection of donations to support cause

• Kino Border Initiative ⇒ Annual donation to support Kino Border Initiative

• Brophy Blanket Drive ⇒ Annual collection and distribution of blankets

• Arizona Guide Right Foundation Kappa League Program (Vice President, 2016-2017)

• Jack & Jill of America, Inc. - Treasurer (2015-2016), Vice President (2016-2017)

• Founded a Community Service Non-Profit (Graffiti Busters Program & Tutoring) in 2015  

• Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church - Greeter Ministry (2016-Present)

Personal Contact Information

Jerome Sims III

5518 N 2nd Street  

Phoenix, AZ 85012 

Phone: 623-XXX-XXXX

E-mail: (example)


Core GPA 3.9 GPA
SAT/ACT Score (if written) 1400
Club Team Team Pacemaker
Club Coach Contact # 480-235-6822
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