Simms and Hamson Sign Free Agent Deals to Return to the Fever

INDIANAPOLIS — Backup guard Jennie Simms and reserve center Jennifer Hamson have signed contracts to return to the Indiana Fever in 2018, it was announced today by Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman. Simms and Hamson both joined the Fever in the middle of the 2017 season and saw limited action.

Simms finished her rookie campaign with the Fever, after playing in 10 games with the Washington Mystics through July. She signed with Indiana as a replacement player in August, following season-ending injuries to Fever guards Shenise Johnson, Tiffany Mitchell and Briann January. A second-round draft pick of the Mystics (18th overall), Simms appeared in four games with the Fever and tallied nine points in a loss at Minnesota on August 30.

Hamson, a 6-7 center and two-year WNBA veteran, saw action in 12 games after joining the club in mid-July. Drafted in 2017 by Los Angeles and a former two-sport All-American at BYU who also starred in volleyball, she averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game with Indiana while logging 7.1 minutes per contest. She scored a season-high 11 points during 15 minutes of action in a loss at Connecticut, July 30.

Jennie Simms • #7 • Guard

Height: and 6-0
Age: 23
Seasons in Indiana: 1
Years Pro: 1
College: Old Dominion
Acquired: Signed as a free agent 8/21/2017

Jennifer Hamson • #5 • Center

Height: 6-7
Age: 26
Seasons in Indiana: 1
Years Pro: 2
College: Brigham Young
Acquired: Signed as a free agent 7/9/2017