Ann Arbor — Michigan basketball always gets its fair share of scorers.
It has another one on the way in Xavier Simpson of Lima, Ohio.
Simpson is having a spectacular senior year, with the high point coming Tuesday night — while Michigan was going more than 10 minutes without scoring a single point in a loss to Indiana, Simpson was scoring 65 points in a 103-54 victory over Fremont.
Yes, he outscored the entire Fremont team by himself.
Earlier this season against Fremont, Simpson scored 59 points.
So, to recap, in two games against Fremont, Simpson averaged 62 points.
Simpson, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound point guard, also recently had a buzzer-beating shot to win a game.
On Tuesday, according to the Lima News, four of Lima’s starters exited about halfway through the fourth quarter, but Simpson stayed in — and broke the city scoring record he set earlier this season.
After reaching 65, he exited by himself to a standing ovation, and hugs from teammates.
“It feels great,” Simpson told the Lima News. “I’m happy for my teammates and coaches; they had a mind set to let me break the record. They wanted me to break it and I’m very thankful for the unselfish teammates that I have.”
Simpson headlines a four-player class of 2016 for John Beilein. Others are big man Austin Davis from Onsted, Mich.; Jon Teske from Medina, Ohio; and Ibi Watson from Pickerington, Ohio.