Ben Simmons only played in one tournament for Montverde last season. They ended up winning the national championship on a last second three pointer, so it was not a bad start for the young Australian.
— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) September 16, 2013
Montverde (FL) lost three starters after last season, so they will definitely have to lean on Simmons next season, who is already rated by ESPN to be one of the top sixty players in the class. Simmons was kind enough to offer some thoughts on next season as Montverde tries to repeat for a national title.
“I’ve even got a calendar here and I cross off the days while I wait for the season to start” Simmons wrote on his USA TODAY Sports blog. “We open on November 27 and I cannot wait! I know we’ll be good, but there’s always room for improvement. We lost Kasey (Hill), Dakari (Johnson) and Devin (Williams) and that’s big. But my teammates and I talk about this all the time: We want that second ring. I know I’ll have to step up a lot this year, and my teammates and I are ready to do whatever it takes to get that second ring.”
This young man will be so much fun to cover and hoping for huge things in his future.