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Hornet basketball star Walt Simon is one of the most prolific scorers to ever come out of Fullerton College. Playing in the 1964-65 and 1965-66 seasons, Simon not only led the Hornet team in scoring (893 points in 64-65 and 815 points in 65-66), but also holds the two-year scoring state record (1708 total points in 63 games). Simon was named State Player of the year for both of those seasons as well.

After his playing days at Fullerton College ended, Simon received a full basketball scholarship to the University of Utah where he averaged 15 points a game and was voted first team All-League. He was also voted Best Defensive Player in the conference his senior year.

In 1968 the Seattle Sonics of the NBA and the Denver Rockets of the American Basketball Association drafted Simon. His professional experiences include playing with and against many professional basketball players in the United States and in Europe.

Simon’s coaching experiences cover the spectrum from youth basketball, high school, junior college, division one college and on the professional level both in the United States and Europe. He has worked with the likes of John Wooden, Jerry West, Rick Barry, and Phil Mathews.

Walt Simon is the founder of the Basic Basketball School, and is the proud father of Miles Simon (current assistant coach at the University of Arizona and the 1997 Final Four MVP at Arizona when they won the NCAA basketball title versus Kentucky in overtime).