Even when she doesn’t have the identical conveniences as she did at Nebraska, Simon’s having fun with her first yr as a professional basketball participant.
Simon performed her remaining season at Nebraska in 2019. She thought of taking part in professional at the moment, however then obtained a possibility to be a graduate assistant with the Memphis ladies’s basketball crew, the place former Nebraska assistant Amy Stephens coaches.
At Memphis, Simon took graduate college lessons and helped with all elements of this system, together with apply preparation, scouting experiences, video and administrative duties.
These are normally two-year jobs, however Simon realized after one yr how a lot she missed taking part in, and in April she began contemplating looking for a professional crew. She was nervous she’d have regrets if she didn’t strive.
So Simon discovered an agent who had labored with different former Huskers, made a spotlight movie and commenced searching for a crew. There are ladies’s professional leagues in lots of international locations. Simon additionally thought of taking part in in Eire and Spain.
“I wasn’t able to be finished,” Simon mentioned. “I knew that I didn’t finish my profession how I wished to. I nonetheless felt like I might play and make a distinction. My physique feels good, and with my ability stage I simply felt like I had one thing to show. And with the three video games to this point, and being right here for a couple of months, I really feel like I’m positively the place I’m purported to be. I plan on doing this for a pair extra years, that’s for certain.”