A lot of times he does both in the same game.
Mims scored 16 points and dished out nine assists as the Saints rolled by Dubuque Wahlert, 71-52, in a Mississippi Valley Conference game at Ron Thillen Gymnasium to square their record at 10-10.
Mims, a 5-foot-10 junior, established a new school record with 202 assists in his career, snapping the old mark of 200 assists set by Kevin Andrews from 2003-2006.
Mims still has a full year left in his high school career and could finish with more than 300 assists at the rate he's going. He's averaging a healthy 15.4 points and 5.3 assists, a testament to his ability to score and find his teammates for baskets.
"Matt is, by instinct, a true point guard and a distributor," said Xavier Coach Ryan Luehrsmann. "We've asked him to score a little bit more this year.
"I really like where he's at right now. He's in a good spot. He's making the play that's called upon at a given moment. And when he does that, he's pretty special." Read more...