Talton named Second-Team; Crittle collects All-Newcomer honors
Talton scores team-high 13 points to go along with eight rebounds, six assists
UIC will look to secure regular season sweep over Panthers
UIC will look to collect first Horizon League road win
UIC outscores Milwaukee 35-8 in second half
2012-13: Played in all 34 games, and garnered his first-career start at Green Bay (1/12/13) ... Averaged 2.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0. 6 blocks per game in an average of 13.1 minutes per contest ... Shot 40.2 percent (35-87) from the floor ... Played double-digit minutes in 23 games ... Scored a career-high 10 points on four field goals in UIC's 60-50 win over Milwaukee (1/23/13) ... Tallied a dominating defensive effort against 2013 NCAA Third-Round participant Colorado State (12/8/12), recording three blocks to go along with three rebounds and six points ... Chipped in eight points at Milwaukee (2/20/13) and at Toledo (12/29/12) ... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds three times, including twice in the final five games.
2011-12: Played in 20 games off the bench as a reserve post player ... Scored four points and pulled down a season-high five rebounds in 20 minutes of action at Toledo (11/26/11) ... Chipped in four points at Youngstown State (1/7/12) ... Scored three points at Oregon State (12/13/11) ... Chipped in two points each at Cleveland State (1/5/12) and Butler (2/21/12) ... Recorded a season-high two blocks at Butler.
Prep/Prior to UIC: Three-year letterwinner at Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., along with one year at Fisburne Military School in Fairfax ... Prep coach was Bobby Forst ... Named the Liberty Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, and chalked up All-Conference honors ... Served as team captain and was named Marshall's Most Valuable Player ... As a senior, averaged 12.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 50 percent from the field ... On the AAU circuit, played for BRYC and Hoop Magic.
Personal: Full name is William Earl Simonton ... Born June 6, 1992 in Fairfax, Va. ... Son of Bill and Marianne Simonton ... Marianne played basketball and tennis at West Virginia ... Has two older siblings, sister, Lara, and brother, Paul ... Also lettered as a freshman in football, playing tight end ... Graduated from Marshall High School in 2010 ... Majoring in Psychology ... Was the first verbal commitment to head coach Howard Moore for the 2011 recruiting class.