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#25 | PG | PHILADELPHIA 76ERS

2020-21 SEASON STATS
PTSREBASTBLKSTL
14.37.26.90.61.6
HT/WT6' 11", 240 lbs
DOB07/21/1996 (25)
Salary$29,250,000
CollegeLSU
Draft2016 - RD 1, PK 1 (PHI)
Exp3rd SEASON
HometownMelbourne, AUS
Status
Active
2020-21 SEASON STATS
PTSREBASTBLKSTL
14.37.26.90.61.6
HT/WT6' 11", 240 lbs
DOB07/21/1996 (25)
Salary$29,250,000
CollegeLSU
Draft2016 - RD 1, PK 1 (PHI)
Exp3rd SEASON
HometownMelbourne, AUS
Status
Active

BIOGRAPHY

Ben Simmons currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Born on July 20, 1996 in Melbourne, Australia, he is listed at 6' 11" and weighs 240 lbs. 

Simmons went to high school at the famed Monteverde Academy (FL). The top high school recruit in the entire country, Simmons stunned the college basketball community by committing to the LSU Tigers.

After a single season in college, Simmons declared for the NBA Draft. Due to the fact that LSU didn’t perform well during the guard’s sole season with the Tigers, some experts feared what that might mean for him at the next level.

Nonetheless, the Philadelphia 76ers used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft to select the Australian talent.

A point-forward of sorts, Simmons often comes under fire for his inability to take and make shots from beyond the arc. He often offsets that by being a wonderful defensive player, as well as incorporating his tremendous vision and ability to attack the basket to help his teammates. 

As Simmons’ NBA career has lengthened, he’s often the subject of trade rumors. Given how talented he is, it’s no wonder numerous franchises would be interested in obtaining him. 

 During his NBA career he played for the Philadelphia 76ers since 2017.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

2
2x All-Defensive
3
3x All Star
2019-20 All-NBA
2019-20 All-Defensive
2019-20 STL Champ
2017-18 All-Rookie
2017-18 ROY
2
2x All Star