Simental leaving Pueblo, CSU Pueblo for new start at Nebraska-Kearney

Joan S. Reed
Former Pueblo West High School standout David Simental shoots a 3-pointer during a Colorado State University Pueblo basketball game last season.

David Simental is leaving Pueblo again.

The former all-state player at Pueblo West High School is leaving Colorado State University Pueblo and transferring to the University of Nebraska-Kearney. It will mark Simental’s fourth institution in five years.

He has two years of NCAA basketball eligibility remaining.

In his second season at CSU Pueblo this past winter, Simental set the school’s single-game scoring record and was a second-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selection for the second consecutive season.

“A big part of it had to do with academics,” Simental said about leaving his hometown and CSU Pueblo. “The graduate programs here didn’t interest me and (Kearney) has a good grad program in coaching.

“I felt it was time for me to move on and felt like this was the best situation for me.”

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