Ben Simmons, the Montverde forward, is in for a whirlwind of a season. His team is trying to defend a national title and in the meantime, he is going to be getting interest from the top schools in the nation. The Duke Blue Devils in particular have come calling and recently attended one of his games.
Duke and LSU were on hand to see 2015 F @BenSimmons25 today.
— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) October 3, 2013
Simmons only played in the one tournament last year, but I was lucky enough to be there. Did not see very much of Simmons, and believe he even came off the bench but he still fared well. He did not quite have confidence to shoot his jumper because he had not been working with the team all year, but he penetrated the lane well and played solid defense as well.
His role next season will be greatly increased though, and we should get a much bigger picture of what his full game is like. His team will have to rely on him for ball handling, playmaking, and scoring so he will have plenty on his plate.
Not expecting Montverde to repeat as champs here. They lost too much talent, but could definitely see Simmons steppping up and having an All American caliber season. If Simmons gets back to NHSI though, you can bet that I will be there to check it out.