Ben Simmons

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Ben Simmons
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Simmons with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019
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PositionPoint guard / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 (age 26)
Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralian / American
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeLSU (2015–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–presentPhiladelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards

Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player. He plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers. He was chosen with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers. In 2018, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. He was given his first All-Star selection in 2019.

Simmons was born in Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria. His father, Dave, is an American-born naturalised Australian former basketball player.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ben Simmons". Basketball Australia. Archived from the original on 9 July 2021. Retrieved 7 January 2020.

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