WEIGHT: 240 POUNDS
AGE: 19 years old
POSITION: POWER FORWARD
2015-2016 STATISTICS: 19.5PTS, 12.5REB, 5AST
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: CONSENSUS NUMBER 1 PICK
NBA DRAFT COMPARISON: DANNY MANNING BEFORE INJURIES//THE FIRST BEN SIMMONS
PLAYER SUMMARY: Ben Simmons came into the college basketball season regarded as the best freshmen in america. He has not only exceeded those expectations, he has smashed them. He is the best player in the country. Simmons has lived up to the hype that preceded the Australian born 19-year old who attended national powerhouse Montverde Academy in Florida.
There isn’t anything on the basketball court that Simmons can’t do. He is as unique a player to enter college basketball in years. He combines size and strength with amazing grace on the floor. He is a power forward with point guard skills. Simmons has the ability to technically play and guard all 5 positions on the basketball court. He is also the best rebounder in the country. He is the ultimate team player and despite his laid back nature is a very fierce competitor.
There aren’t many weaknesses in Simmons’ game. The most glaring is his jump-shot. It is a work in progress, however he has nice form and will develop in time. He also needs to improve his free-throw shooting. When watching him play he wants to get his teammates involved, almost too much. I feel he needs to develop a killer instinct and want to take over games.
I have watched college basketball for over 25 years and he just might be the best talent I have seen. A lot of people have compared him to LeBron James and Magic Johnson. In my opinion, that is not fair to this kid. Those are all-time legendary players. I have compared him to former Kansas star Danny Manning. Manning was a do-everything player in college and would have been a great NBA player, however injuries derailed those dreams. He also has the talent to become the first Ben Simmons who future players will be compared to.
Ben Simmons is one of those players that you must watch play. The scary part is he is only 19-years old. He is the surefire number 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. I believe by his 3rd year in the NBA, Simmons will be an NBA All-Star and the leader of whatever lucky franchise gets the chance to draft him. A very special player.
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