Basketball player Ben Simmons: career, achievements

Ben Simmons - basketball player of the Australian national team. Recently, he defends the colors of the club of the National Basketball Association "Philadelphia Sixers", with which he signed a professional contract at the beginning of this season.

University career

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Ben Simmons debut in student basketballthe league of the USA was held in the spring of 2015. In the first match for the team "LSU Tigers" against "McNise State" the young player came in the starting lineup. In the meeting, Ben Simmons performed 13 rebounds, and also recorded 11 points on his account. Largely thanks to the effective actions of the team's newcomer on the "LSU" site, they managed to win in 3 debut League matches in a row.

December 2, 2015 in the game against the teamUniversity of North Florida Ben Simmons set a personal record, celebrating 43 points for a duel, performing 7 assists, making 5 interceptions and 14 rebounds. Such successful actions allowed the club "LSU Tigers" to interrupt a fairly long losing streak of matches.

In the winter off-season Simmons Ben was nominated for the title of the best player of the season in the student league, where he looked like one of the top favorites among the other 35 contenders.

During the performances in the university league, Ben has established himself as a player who skillfully handles the ball, knows how to give out assists and win rebounds.

Draft in the NBA

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On the annual procedure for drafting young players in theclubs of the National Basketball Association that takes place in the summer off-season, Ben Simmons looked like one of the most preferred candidates for getting into the best clubs of the higher league. As a result, the young basketball player was chosen by the team "Philadelphia Seventi Sixers". July 3, 2016 Ben Simmons signed the first professional career contract.

As part of Sixers, the newcomer participated infriendly matches, a series of which traditionally takes place before the start of the championship. The first few meetings did not allow Simmons to demonstrate high performance. However, despite the relatively low implementation of the moments, sports observers have noted Ben as a player who has an excellent vision of the site, and also has the ability of a playmaker and distributes accurate transfers to partners.

National team appearances

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Simmons debut for the national team of Australiatook place in the summer of 2013. The young player not only participated in the training process of the collections, but also went to the site in several meetings of the Oceania basketball championship.

In 2014, Ben Simmons was in the extendednational team list, which was compiled by Australian coaches in preparation for the World Cup. The young basketball player did not succeed in participating in the international tournament.

In the summer of 2015, Ben told the public aboutintent to go as part of the adult team at the Olympics in Rio. However, the dream of a young basketball player was not destined to come true. By signing a contract with the club "Philadelphia Sixers", the player decided to focus on preparing for the debut season in the NBA.