INTANGIBLES / Athletic senior power forward Adds much-needed depth to Baylor frontcourt Described by coaches as "a finisher" Originally signed and enrolled at New Mexico State out of Tyler (Texas) High School, transferred to Tyler JC before freshman season.
2008-09 [SENIOR] / Played in eight games as a resever power forward during his senior season, averaging 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds.
2007-08 [JUNIOR] / Played in 25 games as a reserve power forward, averaging 2.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game Made Baylor debut in season opener vs. Jackson State (11/11/07), playing seven minutes Scored six points to go with seven rebounds in 15 minutes at South Carolina (12/19/07) Played a season-high 23 minutes vs. Prairie View A&M (12/29/07), scoring a season-high 10 points along with nine rebounds Made lone 3-point attempt of the season vs. Oklahoma State (1/15/08) Tied season-high with 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting in 20 minutes vs. Missouri (3/1/08).
2006-07 [SOPHOMORE]: TYLER JC / Averaged 10.4 points and 5.1 rebounds as sophomore at Tyler (Texas) Junior College in 2006-07 Played under head coach Mike Marquis Helped Tyler to 18-12 record and into Region XIV Tournament quarterfinals 2006-07 All-Region XIV honorable mention.
2005-06 [REDSHIRT FRESHMAN]: TYLER JC / Averaged 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds as redshirt freshman at Tyler in 2005-06.
2004-05 [TRUE FRESHMAN] / Simpson sat out first year at Tyler after transferring from New Mexico State prior to 2004-05 season.
HIGH SCHOOL / Four-year letterman at John Tyler HS in Tyler, Texas, under head coach Carl Love Earned honorable mention all-state honors as junior and senior and named District 11-5A Defensive Player of Year Selected a top-10 power forward in state by TexasHoops.com Named preseason first team all-state by Texas Basketball Magazine prior to senior season An all-district selection and named 2002 District 12-5A Newcomer of the Year as sophomore.
PERSONAL / Full name is Delbert Ray Simpson, Jr. Born Dec. 15, 1985, in San Augustine, Texas Has two children, Maniya and Joshua Son of Delbert, Sr. and Vanessa Simpson General Studies major.