Simmons was awarded a scholarship for last season and he will remain on scholarship in 2012-13. The scholarships for Davis and Simmons have been granted on a year-to-year basis and may not be available in future years, according to the school official.
Davis (6-0, 172 pounds) transferred to North Carolina from Gardner-Webb after earning Big South Conference All-Freshman Team honors in 2010-11. The Raleigh, N.C. native started 30 of 32 games for the Bulldogs and averaged 7.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. Davis sat out the 2011-12 season at UNC due to NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Simmons (6-7, 205 pounds) played in 23 games as a freshman in 2011-12 and totaled 15 points and 17 rebounds. The Webster, N.C. native owns the North Carolina high school record for career rebounds with 1,554.